2 arrested at Confederate Memorial Day event at AL Capitol

2 arrested at Confederate Memorial Day event at AL Capitol
Mercutio Terrell Southall of Birmingham is charged with possessing a firearm while attending a demonstration at a public place. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
Mercutio Terrell Southall of Birmingham is charged with possessing a firearm while attending a demonstration at a public place. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
John Patrick Redmond being arrested. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
John Patrick Redmond being arrested. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
Photos of Southall at the Montgomery Capitol event. (Source: Loretta Martin)
Photos of Southall at the Montgomery Capitol event. (Source: Loretta Martin)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - An observance of Confederate Memorial Day in Montgomery Monday included protests and arrests. The state marked the holiday with a ceremony at the Capitol, but a small group of people with a Black Lives Matter group from Selma protested the event.

Authorities arrested a man, identified as Birmingham resident Mercutio Terrell Southall, after he came to the event, allegedly armed with a loaded shotgun. He's now charged with possessing a firearm while attending a demonstration at a public place, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

A second man, John Patrick Redmond, of Enterprise, was also arrested. He's being held at the Montgomery County Detention Facility on the same charge as Southall.

Southall made news recently after being arrested after being kicked out of a Donald Trump rally in Birmingham, reports WBRC Fox 6. He was also among two BLM protester at the Homewood Walmart.

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