MIAMI (WSVN) - Outraged by Mark Allen Bartlett’s actions on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, activists made their way to the courthouse for his hearing Wednesday morning.

Bartlett was expected to be in court as he faces new hate crime charges that prosecutors announced on Tuesday.

Instead of facing the judge, Bartlett and his attorney entered a written plea of not guilty.

The judge decided that he wants Bartlett and his attorney in court next Tuesday.

Rawsi Williams of the Miami-Dade NAACP attended the hearing.

“Where ever there is injustice, you will see us, and we will require that people answer to the charges against them,” Williams said.

Several activists were at the hearing and showed their support for the kids that Bartlett confronted.

“We’re still here, and we will continue to be here to support the young people who are taking up the fight,” said President and Founder of UP-PAC Betty Ferguson. “We’re proud of the young people in our community who understand that the battle is not over.”

A truck could be seen driving around the courthouse Wednesday morning with pictures of Bartlett with his alleged crime written out next to the pictures.

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