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Drummers Arrested at Wednesday Farmers Market

by Grrr-ant
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
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§The crowd gathers
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§First person cuffed
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§Waiting for reinforcements
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§Police #s increase
by Grrr-ant
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§Drummer attacked
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§Chokehold used on drummer
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§Arrested
by Grrr-ant
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§Keeping the public back
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§Drummers Arrested at Farmers Market Part 2
by Grrr-ant
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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
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§More "protection".
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