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Two Men Arrested at Occupy DC Camp, One Police Officer Sent to Hospital

John on December 22, 2011 at 2:12 pm

I got a tip about this from a witness about an hour ago. He saw officers arrive at McPherson Square and arrest one individual. He described a fight in which the man resisted arrest in a violent way. He then saw officers arrest a second man at the camp who also resisted arrest and fought with officers. Now the Washington Post has some more details including why the police were called:

Sgt. Dave Schlosser, a Park Police spokesman, said that police were called the park shortly after 1 p.m. for reports that an intoxicated male was assaulting a female. Upon arriving, Schlosser said, police found several “extremely intoxicated individuals.”

Police placed one man, who has not yet been identified, under arrest for disorderly conduct. But the man resisted, police said, and also faces charges of assaulting a police officer.

They then arrested a second man who was even more violent:

After struggling with the man for more than 10 minutes on the street – as curious lunchtime officer workers looked on – Park Police eventually hoisted the suspect into the back of a police cruiser.

But on the way to the station, according to Schlosser, the suspect kicked out the back window of the police car.

This is not a peaceful protest. So far there is nothing on the Occupy DC website about the incident.

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