Man Arrested for Anti-Obama Signs Files Lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) -

A Long Island college student who claims he was falsely arrested for hanging protest signs from a Long Island Expressway overpass has filed a lawsuit against Nassau County.

Daniel Martins says in a lawsuit filed Wednesday his First Amendment rights were violated when he was arrested in June 2014.

The 21-year-old claims he was hanging signs and flags from the overpass when he was arrested on disorderly conduct and criminal nuisance charges.

Martins, who says he is a member of Hofstra University’s Libertarian Club, claims he was expressing his free-speech rights in urging President Barack Obama’s impeachment.

He says the charges were dismissed in December 2014.

His lawsuit seeks unspecified monetary damages.