Charles Barron ran for Governor of NY State in 2010 on the “Freedom Party” ballot line. Barron is an elected, Democratic official, serving on the New York City Council.
(excerpt from) NY1.com
Two Dozen Protesters Arrested During Rally Against School Closures
Two dozen demonstrators, including two City Council members, were arrested in Downtown Manhattan Monday as they protested the proposed closing of 25 public schools that the Panel for Educational Policy will vote on this week.
Brooklyn Councilmen Jumaane Williams and Charles Barron, angered parents of students, and educators were arrested for forming a human chain across Chambers Street, in front of Department of Education headquarters in Tweed Courthouse.
The arrested activists were brought to Manhattan’s 1st Police Precinct.
“We’re saying to Tweed, you can talk about shutting us down all you want. What would happen if we didn’t leave?” said Barron…