Seeing the Colorado police step into a peaceful protest to commemorate Elijah McLean wearing a full set of riot gear and spraying pepper spray on the protesters.
See the Aurora police march demonstrations, including violin performances to commemorate McLean’s memory.
It happened during a music vigil in a downtown park on Saturday.
The demonstrations held in Aurora last Saturday began with marches and rallies, followed by youth-led protests and violin vigils, as shown
After the Aurora police deployed pepper spray to the protesters, the protest against the death of Elijah McClain quickly changed from peace to disorder
Police wearing riot gear and shields called the protest an “illegal assembly” and began to disperse the crowd.
Protesters and violinist Jukka Pawley continued to perform music in memory of Elijah McClain, because during the vigil in Aurora, Colorado, Aurora police fired tear gas at the crowd behind him
When the protesters and police wearing riot gear stopped nearby, the musicians continued to play the violin, which was surreal and chaotic. Protesters and violinist Stephanie Gangemi continue to play
The police of Aurora came in as a force, forcibly withdrew and sprayed peaceful protesters with pepper, they watched the violin performance in honor of Ilya McLean
Aurora PD warns on Twitter that they plan to use pepper spray on protesters
The crowd posted pictures and videos on social media and captured the bizarre scene
The police appeared suddenly. At a certain moment, only the violinist’s voice could be heard, and then the police suddenly began to rally, shouting “No!” to the crowd.
In one record, a woman could be heard yelling and asking the police to stop, when the riot police was about to force the protesters out of the park and use pepper spray.
The protesters have always maintained their position and even formed a chain of people around the violinist to protect them from police attacks.
When the protesters and musicians played, the police surrounded them, but they pushed them back with pepper spray and batons.
After the protesters threw stones and bottles, the police then deployed pepper spray
During the protest, a little boy plays the violin in honor of Ilya McLean
Jeff Hughes poses with violin during Saturday’s protest in Aurora, Colorado
Protesters, Jukka Pawley (center) and Phil Arambula (right) playing with other violinists
Such as #aurora The municipal security forces are impatient for how long it will take us to expel us illegally from the country #ElijahMcClain Violin vigil, they began to deploy chemicals directly to the protesters’ faces and the protesters who fled when they tried to arrest pic.twitter.com/ElDeu8Q4LD
-dula lipa (@dulapalooza) June 28, 2020
The marchers walked behind the banner, which read “Elia McLean murder for Aurora police”.
Social media posts from the protests earlier on Saturday afternoon showed a group of people demonstrating peacefully as the police forces stood wearing tactical equipment.
Someone in the crowd shouted: “Why are you wearing riot gear? We don’t see the riot here.”
Those who finally gathered together were forced into the parking lot, where violinists and even singers sang out.
It is not clear why the police did not simply flinch.
Aurora PD said that the crowd became more and more unruly, and some people armed themselves and threw projectiles.
Police said that after the warning was issued, three people were arrested for violating the legal order.
A protester is a photo of a violin bow in his mouth during the protest
Protesters and violinist Jeff Hughes perform music in memory of Elijah McClain
A protester raises the violin in memory of Ilya McLean
Valerie Reives plays the viola, while the demonstrators illuminate with cell phone lights to commemorate Elijah McClain, who will play the violin in the animal shelter when he is alive because he thinks Kitten is lonely
McClain died in August last year and has caused several small protests in the past 10 months, but due to George Floyd’s knee in the Minneapolis police on May 25 The next death triggered strong global protests, and his case attracted new attention.
Franklin Williams, 25, is a protester who expressed his support and ensured that this enthusiasm continued.
Williams said: “This shouldn’t be a moment.” “This should be a sport.”
On August 24 last year, the Aurora police responded to a suspicious individual’s call, wearing a ski mask and waving his arms.
They said McLean refused to stop walking and counterattacked when the police faced him and tried to detain him.
Hermela Goshu speaks to the crowd during a protest against Elijah McClain’s death
Caitlin Zotigh raised a sign and painted himself with a portrait of Elijah McClain, a violin he often played while he was alive to protest his death
During a protest against Elijah McClain’s death and police injustice, a woman used the shape of a fist to spray paint on the shoulder of another woman in the form of a fist
“I have the right to stop you because you are suspicious,” heard the voice of an officer on the body camera recorded to McLean.
It happened when a certified massage therapist, self-taught violin player McClain ran errands.
In order to obey McLean, officers used a choke that killed the blood in the brain-after Floyd died, the tactic was recently banned in several places. The medical staff arrived quickly and took a sedative to calm McLean.
McLean suffered a cardiac arrest on the way to the hospital and was later declared brain dead. Less than a week later, he was deprived of his life support.
In August 2019, 23-year-old Elijah McClain died after clashes between the police and the hospital heading to the suburbs of Denver because he was cardiac arrested on the way to the hospital
The Governor of Colorado has restarted investigations into the death of Elijah McClain (pictured), who died after being placed in a suffocation by the police and sedated with ketamine
Picture (from left to right): Aurora police station Nathan Woodyard, Jason Rosenblatt and Randy Roedema received warm appeals, To investigate the death of Elijah McClain
The three police officers were on leave, but they returned to the army after local prosecutor Dave Yang said there was insufficient evidence to support charges against them.
Governor Jared Polis ordered prosecutors to reopen the investigation on Thursday.
On Saturday before the incident, the Aurora police issued a statement saying they supported peaceful protests and warned “outsiders” with destructive targets. Protest organizers say the police response is worrying.
The “Socialist and Liberation Party” said in a statement: “The Aurora Police Department responded by spreading rumors about the “threat of violence” to intimidate organizers and participants and have reason to mobilize militarized police to suppress demonstrations Repress. Facebook
Earlier Saturday, people protested the death of Elijah McClain and the police’s unjust conduct in Aurora