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    Posted December 2, 2011 by
    JasonRussell
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    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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    Occupy Wall Street

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    OccupyPhiladelphia Trying to Disperse

     

    Raw Video. In Philadelphia Wednesday morning, 11/30/2011, while trying to find a rerouted bus, I was arrested. I was never told by police to disperse. In fact, when I came across the protesters around 4am, as I was searching for a bus to take me to a friends house, they overtook me as I filmed them, and were then surrounded by police. Officers refused to grant me passage assuming I was one of the protesters. After repeated attempts to leave, I filmed the crowd in their march. While walking with the group north on Broad street, I witnessed several incidences of officers using bicycles to hit people in the chest and face, and heard some truly awful comments come out of some officers. We were forced down a small street and told to get out of the street and onto the sidewalk. We did just that.

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