2020/10/31/pepper spray incident

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"A group of protesters marching to a polling station in Graham, North Carolina, were pepper-sprayed by police shortly after taking a moment of silence for the death of George Floyd. Protesters say that the police had ushered them up to that point and gave them confusing instructions before pepper-spraying the crowd, which included children."

The police apparently warned the protesters to leave the area before they began pepper-spraying; city officials have inexplicably cited this in defense of the police, and have avoided the question of why the police began spraying immediately after giving the warning, rather than giving the crowd some time to start moving -- much less discussing why pepper spray was needed in the first place.


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