Four protesters were arrested - one of whom was pepper-sprayed - near Johns Hopkins Hospital after police say they refused to follow officers' orders and shoved officers who attempted to disperse them.
Anthony Guglielmi, the Police Department's chief spokesman, said the protesters locked arms and refused to allow trucks to enter a construction site at the intersection of Rutland Avenue and Eager Street. Police said organizers told protesters over a megaphone to stand their ground as police ordered them to move to a "safe location."
Among those arrested was the organizer of the protest, 46-year-old Richie Armstrong, of Northwest Baltimore. Police said another man, 42-year-old Thomas Threatt, was pepper-sprayed by an officer because he resisted arrest.