Saratoga BLM leaders in court over city council meeting disruptions

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The leaders of Saratoga Black Lives Matter were in court Monday morning over allegations they disrupted city council meetings.

Saratoga Black Lives Matter founder Lexis Figuereo was arraigned Monday morning on a charge of obstructing governmental administration and disorderly conduct. He’s accused of taking the microphone from someone who was speaking during the public comment period of the April 4 city council meeting.

His sister, Chandler Hickenbottom, is facing the same charges after a similar incident during the February 7 council meeting. The court moved both cases to May 8.

Members of Saratoga Black Lives Matter posed for photos in front of the public safety commissioner’s office after court, urging the court to drop the charges.