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Drummers Arrested at Wednesday Farmers Market
by Grrr-ant
Wednesday Sep 17th, 2008 8:07 PM
As I arrived to the Wed. Farmers Market, at 3:45pm, I observed an escalating situation.
Drummers increasingly upset that one of their members was being targeted and pulled away from the drum circle. Drummers and supporters followed the police. A second drummer was also arrested as the police called backup and used significant force on the individuals under arrest.
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On Wed. at the Farmers Market, 3:45pm, I observed an escalating situation.
Drummers increasingly upset that one of their members was being targeted and pulled away from the drum circle. Drummers and supporters followed the police. A second drummer was also arrested as the police called backup and used significant force on the individuals under arrest.
§Individual being escorted by police
by Grrr-ant Wednesday Sep 17th, 2008 8:07 PM
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§The crowd gathers
by Grrr-ant Wednesday Sep 17th, 2008 8:07 PM
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§First person cuffed
by Grrr-ant Wednesday Sep 17th, 2008 8:07 PM
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§Waiting for reinforcements
by Grrr-ant Wednesday Sep 17th, 2008 8:07 PM
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§Police #s increase
by Grrr-ant Wednesday Sep 17th, 2008 8:07 PM
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§Drummer attacked
by Grrr-ant Wednesday Sep 17th, 2008 8:07 PM
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§Chokehold used on drummer
by Grrr-ant Wednesday Sep 17th, 2008 8:07 PM
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§Arrested
by Grrr-ant Wednesday Sep 17th, 2008 8:07 PM
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§Keeping the public back
by Grrr-ant Wednesday Sep 17th, 2008 8:07 PM
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§Drummers Arrested at Farmers Market Part 2
by Grrr-ant Wednesday Sep 17th, 2008 8:38 PM
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A few more images of the arrests.
Multiple police vehicles arrived, streets blocked by patrol cars, additional equipment brought in, before a quick departure.

The first individual being escorted to a waiting police car.
Though he was compliant, he appeared to be in a great deal of physical pain.

The second person arrested was grabbed by the hair and with a heavy use of force, shoved into a waiting patrol car.
Concerned individuals with cameras and/or a video equipment are encouraged to be present at future farmers markets. Community gatherings should be encouraged. Peaceful gatherings cannot and should not be suppressed.
§Prepared to use Tear-Gas
by Grrr-ant Wednesday Sep 17th, 2008 8:38 PM
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§More "protection".
by Grrr-ant Wednesday Sep 17th, 2008 8:38 PM
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someone call me if I can helpHerman KalfenSunday Nov 23rd, 2008 11:32 PM
The Real Criminals: Replying to "In reply to Tim, re 40 removed posts by Some were mine"Robert NorseWednesday Oct 1st, 2008 7:57 AM
Responding to "Flyer wanted" postingFriendThursday Sep 25th, 2008 5:27 PM
Fences Back UpObserverWednesday Sep 24th, 2008 11:04 AM
Drummers go home! Leave the market!DWednesday Sep 24th, 2008 7:41 AM
Laws for what its worthA friendTuesday Sep 23rd, 2008 11:39 AM
In reply to Tim, re 40 removed postsSome were mineMonday Sep 22nd, 2008 5:45 PM
Bail and the 5 InfractionsA FriendMonday Sep 22nd, 2008 11:01 AM
Further Discussion on Free RadioRobert NorseMonday Sep 22nd, 2008 7:27 AM
Police Press Release on the Arrests and Brief CommentsRobert NorseMonday Sep 22nd, 2008 7:21 AM

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