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Council meeting produces arrests

Valdosta-- Police hauled two men out of a city council meeting Thursday night and arrested them.

Police charged Reverend Floyd Rose and 51-year-old Willie Morris Head, Junior with disruption of a lawful meeting. They got angry when city leaders voted not to rename Barber Park.

Rose and Head say the park used to be segregated, and the name is a symbol of racial discrimination.

They refused to step down from the podium and would not let police escort them to their seats. That's when they were arrested.

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