‘Feed my sheep,’ then get arrested

Members of a group calling itself Orlando Food Not Bombs were recently arrested for feeding the hungry, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

It could be argued they were intentionally violating the letter of a municipal ordinance restricting group (25+ people) feedings in public parks, but that will be a matter for legal dispute.

Police waited until everyone was served to make the arrests, said Douglas Coleman, speaking for Orlando Food Not Bombs.

“They basically carted them off to jail for feeding hungry people,” said Coleman, who was not present. “For them to regulate a time and place for free speech and to share food, that is unacceptable.”

Orlando Food Not Bombs has been feeding the homeless breakfast on Mondays for several years and dinner on Wednesdays for five years.

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