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UPDATE: University of Iowa Police add charges to one of the leaders of Iowa City protests

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UPDATE: According to court records, Mazin Mohamedali is now facing more charges from the University of Iowa Department of Public Safety.

Mohamedali is facing three new charges, including, trespass, which is a serious misdemeanor; fifth-degree criminal mischief, a simple misdemeanor; and second-degree criminal mischief, a felony.


IOWA CITY, Iowa (KWWL) -- A leader of recent protests against police brutality and racial injustice in Iowa City has been ordered jailed on a probation violation after police charged him with unlawful assembly.

Police arrested 20-year-old Mazin Mohamedali on Sunday evening on charges of unlawful assembly and disorderly conduct for his role in a June 3 protest near Interstate 80 that ended with officers using tear gas and flash grenades to disperse the crowd.

Mohamedali has been an outspoken member of a group calling itself the Iowa Freedom Riders. He has delivered speeches and led chants during several days of marches and gatherings throughout the city.

Mazin Mohamedali