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3/30/03 March Update 4:45pm
by Wheatpaster Sunday, Mar. 30, 2003 at 12:15 PM
Four Arrested, several inured by Swissvale police agression.
4:45pm: Organizers counted roughly 400 in attendance of the rally and roughly 300 marching. At least four people have been arrested, and over 15 are injured from police aggression. Swissvale Police Department reports those who were arrested are being processed at Allegheny County Jail on First Ave. downtown (yes, same location as 3-20-03). Pittsburgh Organizing Group is asking people to show support outside the building. Activists will be gathering at the old site of the Alexander Berkman Solidarity Camp ASAP (new name for solidarity camp is open for debate).
Among those pepper sprayed while on the sidewalk was a former police officer. Another officer who was on duty and unhappy with the provocative conduct of the police gave several marchers an antidote to the pepperspray and apologized for their co-workers conduct. The Citizens Police Review Board has confirmed they will defiitely pursue the innapropriate conduct of police. A civil suit is also being planned.
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