Police harassment over table at BLM Plaza defeated as protesters stand their ground

Video of the failed attempt by MPD to intimidate protesters into removing the paint table 2 min 50 sec

On the 16th of July, MPD cops at Black Lives Matter menaced protesters and attempted to intimidate them into removing a table used for a "paint and protest" sign-making workshop. The cops cited vending laws even though nothing was for sale, only to back down when protesters refused to remove the table. The vending enforcement goons did not even show up.

One of the worst offenders, name plate R Adams and badge number 2742 was called out by protesters for a record of having physically abused his spouse. This led to warnings he could face prison himself and would do very hard time.

lead cop takes pose intended to intimidate protesters

Protesters stood their ground against police attempts to invoke vending laws against a table where no money would be accepted

Paint from the table being used

Badge of one of the worst offenders

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