Arrests made in new Topeka protests

It's the second round of arrests this month

The Kansas Highway Patrol said Monday it made 16 arrests during a protest at the offices of the state Department for Children and Families. 

Members of a group called the Poor People's Campaign held a rally at 6th and Kansas at the entrance to the Athene building, and they were blocking the entrance to the building. 

The demonstrators were given a five-minute warning to leave, and most of the complied, but KHP officials said 16 people refused and they were taken into custody on misdemeanor charges of interfering with the conduct of public business. 

Members of the group were arrested during a similar protest on June 5th at the office of Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach. 

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