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North Carolina police pepper spray protesters at get-out-the-vote march

North Carolina police pepper spray protesters at get-out-the-vote march

Police in Graham, North Carolina, pepper-sprayed and arrested eight people at a march on Saturday because participants blocked the roadway without permission, authorities said. The rally was intended to honor George Floyd and encourage people to vote. The people arrested were charged with offenses including failing to disperse and one count of assault on a law enforcement officer.

Tom A
Tom A
JMMA-Z
JMMA-Z 2 months

That's good. Don't let that BS happen like in Oregon.

TheOtherBiden
TheOtherBiden 2 months

MSM ain't telling you, but I was watching this live. There were two people in the crowd streaming to youtube. Police did use excessive force in my opinion (they did not, but I will explain momentarily. Throughout the March there had been several incidents of fist fights, at one point there was a woman who had to pull her small child (8-10 years old) out of the way of two heavy-set men who started fist fighting. Later there was a broken brick and several water bottles thrown at officers. Here's where excessive force comes in... Rather than attempting an arrest on the brick-thrower (because they were in the middle of the crowd) police backed away from the crowd of protesters. When bottles started being thrown, there was no announcement of unlawful gathering (that I heard in the streams, it doesnt mean it didnt happen) and pepper sprayed two women who were closest to them, who I know and the police know were not the aggressors. Pepper sprays is almost entirely harmless unless you have specific allergies or medical conditions, but that does not negate the fact that the force was used on people who were not taking part in the violence, and when an unlawful gathering had not been declared. I'm not saying one way or the other. Just giving a bit of a perspective from a dude who watched it all go down.

David
David 2 months

At some point, people have got to start understanding that obstructing traffic is counter productive. Law Enforcement view that action, not as a protest but as a roit. It also really hurts the end goal of the Protesters as they lose community support.

Something Witty
Something Witty 2 months

Again, if you’re blocking traffic it’s not a peaceful protest as you are enforcing your will upon others via physical means.

Ver
Ver 2 months

I understand the demonstrations against all police unreasonable violence but why should anyone want to "honor George Floyd" is beyond my comprehension.

tim
tim 2 months

With out reading any of the articles. It already sounds like a riot of dip shits

Doug
Doug 2 months

They're lucky they only got pepper sprayed. When you block roadways, you run a real risk of being struck by cars by distracted drivers.

David
David 2 months

Bunch om Amandment shoppers here. Shouldn’t have to have a permit to have a gun(which I agree with)but somehow we should be required to get a permit to exercise our god given (and constitutional) right to speech and assembly. ...and why exactly is it that we should accept the police pepper spraying and manhandling AMERICANS for exercising their rights? Why do we accept police throwing a child to the ground and then handcuffing him and taking him away because he stepped into the street? We all know why it is accepted. That kid was black. If that had happened to a 12 year old white kid.......wait never mind, that wouldn’t have happened. There is no us and them. PEOPLE........AMERICANS shouldn’t be treated this way by the police WE employ to protect us and to protect our rights.

Drunkin Lephrechaun
Drunkin Lephrechaun 2 months

Attempted voter suppression by BLM??? I’m shocked!!

Rocky
Rocky 2 months

Really? cops sitting on a wall use pepper spray on adults and children, no warning just spray, caught on video and that's the best you've got? I actually expected better from you.

a commoner
a commoner 2 months

@The Other Biden. Hate to burst your bubble. What the police were doing was working to stop mob rule. The minute items were thrown at the police the peaceful march became a mob. What do mobs do? Look at Portland. As for fist fighting was it marcher vs marcher, marcher vs heckler? And whi threw the furst punch?

Neil
Neil 2 months

Looks more like the typical leftist ‘get out and riot’ ‘peaceful’ demonstration

Randall
Randall 2 months

Lick the boot or pay the consequences.

MIDESSA
MIDESSA 2 months

Well what do you expect its China and they are communists..... What this happened in America? Ahhhhhh, must be a bunch of Republicans then.

Freedom Nuggets
Freedom Nuggets 2 months

I live here... LOVE IT.

Bernice
Bernice 2 months

Why did they bring kids to the rally?

Donald
Donald 2 months

Green hat means psyop

John W
John W 2 months

Blocking roads gets people to vote? Well maybe for trump.

IvoryDove
IvoryDove 2 months

If you're obstructing free passage of your fellow citizens, you're not being "peaceful".

Darin
Darin 2 months

This was a necessity.

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