Student ticketed for holding anti-Trump rally without permit

AP News
Posted: Nov 21, 2016 2:47 PM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina college student wanted to make his feelings known about the outcome of the presidential election, but he's in trouble because he didn't tell police about it.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports ( College of Charleston freshman Noah Jones promoted an anti-Donald Trump rally last weekend on social media and in emails to local news outlets.

However, Jones failed to get a permit from police. City spokesman Jack O'Toole said the city requires a permit for public gatherings of 50 people or more. Early estimates say 40 protesters showed up initially, but officers think as many as 125 people joined in.

Protesting without a permit carries a potential fine of $1,092, but if Jones appears in Charleston's Municipal Court, the penalty could be reduced substantially.


Information from: The Post and Courier,