November 10, 2014
Anti-circumcision 'intactivist' arrested in Tuscaloosa while wearing 'blood' painted pantsby Stephen Dethrage
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- The leader of a group of protesters wearing white suits with fake blood painted on their groins was arrested in Tuscaloosa Saturday after he allegedly interfered with police trying to issue the group a citation.
The activists were on the corner of 15th Street and McFarland Boulevard, one of the city's busiest intersections, to protest circumcision Saturday afternoon.
Sgt. Brent Blankley, a spokesman for the Tuscaloosa Police Department, said officers responded to the intersection because the group did not have a permit granting them permission to use the city's right of way as the site of their protest.
The group's leader, who legally changed his name to 'Brother K' to cast off the name he associated with his birth and circumcision, began interfering with the officers trying to issue the citation, Blankley said.
The 67-year-old 'intactivist' was ultimately arrested and charged with obstructing governmental operations. He was briefly booked in the Tuscaloosa County Jail, but left on bond and was no longer in police custody Monday afternoon.
The protest drew a lot of attention in the Druid City Saturday, ...