DEMONSTRATORS who blocked the road outside the United States Consulate in a protest against the demolition of rooftop settlements in Tsuen Wan were bound over for two years at Western Court yesterday. Up to 30 people, some of whom were arrested carrying canisters containing inflammable liquids, brought rush hour traffic to a standstill on December 14, before police moved in to clear them. Minutes later, they were back again, lying on Garden Road's carriageway. Other people were also found lying on Cotton Tree Drive, blocking uphill traffic. Twenty-two people, including social workers and residents from the settlements at Cheuk Ming Building and Tak Yan Building which the Government is demolishing, were each charged with one count of obstruction to traffic in Garden Road. The defendants - 13 men and nine women aged from 17 to 19 - admitted the offence in return for which the prosecution offered no evidence. Magistrate John Saunders then ordered them each to be bound over for $2,000 for two years and acquitted them of the charge. The court had heard how a traffic policeman saw the demonstrators, some with loudhailers, running into the road at 9.36 am. When they halted cars a second time, they were given a warning but did not respond and were arrested.