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fresno "anarchist" arrested
pigs get violent
at the march 20th demos' breakaway march the police seemed to get out of hand,violently attacking bystandards(which, at my vantage point was unprovoked),arresting people for reciting poetry(camille!),i had my own encounter and arrest. after the encirclement on market, a group led another breakaway march.we were about a hundred strong but began to thin out when there was spontaneous running away from the pig force,well just for the hell of it. at one point the cops where coming and some comrades and i made a barricade(which was more or less symbolic resistance),realizing that this pissed the police off i ran and was turning the corner when a 250 pound pig purposly got in my way and hit me with a cross check ,then started screaming"you motherfucker,unamerican piece of shit,i'll fucking kill you" so not wanting to start shit with a huge cop(another comrade had started his own shit when i was cross checked saying "aww,fuck you,you cant do that)i ran as two cops chased after me,i juked one but was tackled by another,as soon as i hit the ground i was cuffed with two metal cuffs,and had my wrist hyper extended and had my face grinded by a cops knee,asking why i had been arrested they said i ran into a pedestrian,i said they was no pedestrian i was in the middle of the street,i said a cop got in my way and hit me on purpose,they said "oh well thats assualt on a police officer"my reply,"so a cop hits me on purpose and i get assault?", his reply"thats right" then "your a gang"then something to the effect of a least im a proud american,then i called him a cracker and said he was squatting on the land of the natives,we had a stare down and a few more words until they took me to a hole in the wall and i thought i was gonna get stomped on,but my wrist was twisted even further and had my face slammed into a wall at least three times before i got into the holding cell where i was double locked to a bench.i sat there for 2 or three hours and i was released,my crime,wearing a face mask.