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Rosario Dawson arrested near NYC protests

While filming ‘The Revolution,’ actress refused to get out of the road; her director was also arrested.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Actress Rosario Dawson of the movies “Kids” and “Shattered Glass” was arrested near the route of anti-Republican protests after she refused to get off the road, authorities said Monday.

Dawson, 25, of Los Angeles, was filming a movie called “This Revolution,” according to published reports. She was taken into custody at midday Sunday about a block from the site of the Republican National Convention in Madison Square Garden, authorities said.

The movie’s director, Stephen Marshall, 36, of Toronto, also was arrested, the Manhattan district attorney’s office said.

According to the criminal complaint, Dawson and Marshall were spotted in a road with about 30 people gathered around them. She and another person were wearing handkerchiefs as masks with only their eyes showing.

A police officer told Dawson and the other person that they had to leave the roadway, the complaint said, but they reportedly refused. Marshall reportedly tried to show police his city film permit but was arrested anyway.

Each was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct and one charge of obstructing governmental administration. They were released without bail and told to return to court Nov. 9.