As members of Occupy Dallas marched to a Bank of America today to close their accounts, all hell breaks loose as arrests leave city, Occupy protesters at odds over who started the bedlam.
So, what went wrong? A spokesman for Dallas City Hall issued the following statement to the public:
"At approx 1 p.m. OD protesters marched to Bank of America at 901 Main. Several climbed up on the planters and were directed to get down. During the exchange one of the protesters became aggressive and assaulted officers. This individual will be charged with assault on a public servant and resisting."
"Seven other individuals were also arrested for various charges including "Use of Sidewalk" (used to be pedestrian in the roadway)"
"Other charges are pending as video is reviewed to determine correct charges."
"Three officers received minor injuries."
"The events of today were not at the hands of Occupy Dallas," said one of the organizers of the Occupy Dallas march.
A press photographer, who witnessed the arrests but wishes to remain anonymous said: "I don't want to be telling stories. But I think the police started it."
You've watched the video. The police security guards are the ones dressed in black and bright yellow, like bumblebees. What do you think?
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