Tonight, July 21, 2012, at around 8:00pm an anti-capitalist march was quickly and brutally stopped by the Rochester Police Department. According to the D&C, 18 people were arrested. Police put the protest at 150 people (marchers said 75) marching west bound on East Ave. in two lanes of traffic after snaking through downtown Rochester. When march goers got to East Ave. and Union, police were waiting. People moved to the sidewalk. There was no order to disperse and no violence from marchers. Once there, police snatched and arrested marchers on the sidewalk with more than one witness stating they saw police spray chemical agent, at point blank range, in the eyes of handcuffed arrestees. This is a video report from the scene. Special thanks to JRozLive.com for his footage.
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