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News :: Human Rights : Organizing : War and Militarism
Rochester Funk the War Attacked by Police
09 Oct 2009
A Funk the War march in Rochester, NY was attacked by police without warning. Two were injured and twelve arrested.
Funk the War, a demonstration to demand an end to the war in Afghanistan and for increased education funding, was violently attacked by police Wednesday evening. Twelve people were arrested and were later released. One of the arrestees was reported to be bleeding from her face after being tackled by a cop into the the base of a light pole, and was held in the back of a police car without access to medical attention. A second protester went to Rochester General Hospital for stitches because of the police attack.

A group gathered outside the jail to support the victims.

Reporters on the scene say that police attacked the crowd using clubs without any warning or orders to disperse. The first arrested was an African-American man who joined up midway into the march. Members of the crown questioned the obvious racism behind this act and some were arrested shortly after.

Those present estimate at least 35 cop cars present, including one state trooper. We will continue to update this as more info comes in.

Video of the attack can be found at http://blip.tv/file/2695340
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