The people in the center were dragged off, some in choke holds. I saw the police throw unnecessary punches, and excessively restrain three people: one was curled on the ground, one was in a choke hold, and another was thrown on top of the chain link fence. At this point the protesters were gathering around the arresting officers screaming "shame!". To disperse the crowd, and conceal the abuse, six mounted police formed a wall with their horses between the paddy wagon and the protectors. These police also used the horses to intimidate, moving the horses offensively against vociferous protesters. The arrest procedures seemed to take a long time; the protesters being arrested were lying face down on the ground with police surrounding them. At this point there was only verbal exchange between the mounted police and the protesters, other police were protecting the access to the street where the arrest was taking place. Finally all of the police retreated, including the mounted park police, and I left soon after. I would like to note the fact that the protesters in no way instigated the violence that was used. There was only verbal exchange on the part of the protesters, the police unnecessarily used violence to disrupt a peaceful, nonviolent demonstration.
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