Cops surround They/Them march with bike cops, menace w fake kettles

On the 10th of October, the They/Them "Fuck the Police" march took to the streets, undeterred by Monday's police harassment of an activist house. A swarm of bike cops maneuvered in such a way as to keep the entire march inside what was nearly a moving kettle, with their lead elements moving at the last minute. The march had to disperse early again from 14th and Columbia due to escalating police aggression.

Video-police tactics used against the They/Them march 1 min 52 sec

A line of bike cops on the left flank of the march(looking back) similar lines were in front of, behind, and on the right with gaps only at the corners much of the time

Bike cops behind the march

Left flank cop line extending ahead of the march near 18th and Columbia

Bike cops on flanks came to close quarters more than once. This came VERY close to kicking off

Bike cops ahead of the march when it was in the Dupont Circle tunnel. Cops also corking the back end of the march, could have been kettled here at any time

Cops maneuver ahead of the protest, preparing for a determined stand at 14th and Columbia

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