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Independent Voices producer, Morgan Diamond, and Elena Everett, the Social Justice, documented a mass arrest at the RNC yesterday.of the Southern Coalition for
Diamond and Everett followed a group of young RNC protesters as police, clad in riot gear, corralled them into a parking lot, deployed concussion grenades and, and arrested the youth en masse. Pepper spray was used against a young man in a wheel chair who attempted to get out of the way of police on horseback. Democracy Now! reporter Sharif Abdel Kouddous was arrested at the time.
Many of those detained had been hit with pepperspray, handcuffed, and put with their backs against a wall in the 90 degree sun. People called for medical attention, but medics andwhere denied access.
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— Elena Everett
— Morgan Diamond
— St. Paul, MN, September 2, 2008