2 Obama protesters charged after trooper's request to move in St. Charles

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on August 19, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 20 at 6:57 AM

 (KMOV) – Charges were filed against two men for their protest against President Obama in St. Charles County.

Police were called to the overpass of Interstate 70 where the protesters were reportedly holding up signs in St. Charles.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the protest distracted drivers, causing five minor accidents on I-70 near Fairgrounds Road so they asked the group to move anywhere beside the overpass.

The troopers then arrested Marc Messmer for refusing the trooper’s order to move and resisting arrest. Jimmy Weed was also arrested for refusing the order.

The men claimed their “Overpass for Obama’s Impeachment” is free speech. 

Click the video player below to see the confrontation with police. Mobile users click here.  

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