Peaceful Streets Project founder arrested by Austin Police

Buehler, Antonio F.
Buehler, Antonio F.

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police arrested Antonio Buehler, an Austin activist at 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning in the 400 block of East 6th street.

According to APD, Buehler was arrested at 1:30 a.m. then booked into Travis County Jail around 3 a.m. and is currently still in custody. Buehler was arrested for Interference with Public Duties. Buehler has also now been charged with resisting arrest, both of which are misdemeanor offenses. His bond has been set at $3,500.

Antonio Buehler with the Peaceful Streets Project. (Courtesy: Peaceful Streets Project)
Antonio Buehler with the Peaceful Streets Project. (Courtesy: Peaceful Streets Project)

Antonio Buehler is the founder of the Peaceful Streets Project, that’s mission statement reads “Through community organizing, engaging in non-political and non-violent direct action tactics, and utilizing new technologies, the Peaceful Streets Project seeks to bring about a cultural shift where individuals understand their rights and hold law enforcement officials accountable, and communities protect and serve each other.”

Millie L. Thompson, Buehler’s attorney, confirmed with KXAN that he was arrested Sunday morning and has not received paperwork allowing for bond to be paid. Thompson also called the arrest illegal.

According to arrest records, Antonio Buehler has previously been arrested two times for Interference with Public Duties and once for Resisting Arrest, Search, or Transport. All of these charges were dismissed.

Neither a mugshot nor an affidavit has been released yet for Buehler. Both are expected to be released Monday morning.

This is a developing story. KXAN will continue to update it as more information is released.