Re: "he put them both in handcuffs, citing them for “impeding an open business.”"
Re: "...[they] went to the DMV in Hemet early one morning to evangelize those who were waiting for the facility to open."
How can they be impeding an open business if it's not even open yet?
Does the phrase "open for business" seem relevant? If they are not open for business, what business is there to impede?