DC protests – sleazy police tactics. What a surprise.
KPFK reports that police in DC were deliberately arresting observers at the demonstrations. This included lawyers from National Lawyers Guild who were there as observers only, as well as other groups of lawyer-observers.
National Lawyers Guild lawyers are present at many protests. They are observers, not protesters.
For them to be arrested en masse at the start of the demonstrations shows a deliberate tactic on the part of police. And the same D.C. police who ordered this move are still facing lawsuits from their previous illegal treatment of demonstrators.
There’s no better way to radicalize people than arresting them illegally.