One of the advocates of a movement urging Idahoans to disobey the governor’s stay at home order has been arrested at a protest in Meridian.
Forty-year-old Sarah Brady, who’s affiliated with the anti-vaccine groups Idahoans for Vaccine Freedom Health Freedom Idaho, was arrested at Kleiner Park in Meridian Tuesday afternoon.
The video has seemingly since been deleted, as has the Facebook group where it was posted. A portion of the video showing the arrest has surfaced on other social media channels.
As a video posted to Facebook by a fellow protester shows, police had asked Brady and others gathered at the playground several times to leave. After telling the officer to arrest her, she turned her back to him while putting her hands behind her.
“Do it,” she said.
— Brad Bigford, NP (@mursebigford) April 22, 2020
? BREAKING ?
Mother arrested in Meridian, Idaho for letting kids play in park
This has gotten out of control
Stop arresting free Americans for being outside with their families
— Rogan O’Handley ?? (@DC_Draino) April 22, 2020
Politicians releasing inmates due to #Covid_19 but then ordering we be shut-ins claim “safety” compels their actions. How can a “shelter in place” be safe for us if the ultimate form of shelter-in-place (prisons) is so unsafe it requires release of the criminally convicted?
— Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law) April 18, 2020
We went to Officers Branden Eugene Fiscus house.
He is the man that arrested a mother for being in the park yesterday.
The people will not tolerate for long this type of bad acting from those who claim to be serving us.
It may be hard for me to say this, but I do believe there are many officers in the police forces that disagree with the stay at home orders, and when it comes down to it, they will stand with the people.
Until then, we will hold them accountable the best we can.