Eyewitness video: ‘Impeach Obama’ activists arrested for peaceful assembly


Protesters in St. Charles, Mo., were arrested for peacefully demonstrating and calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama Saturday.

This particular demonstration was a part of the nationwide “Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment” movement initiated by James Neighbors for the months of July and August.

In this particular incident, the demonstrators were told to leave the area by state troopers because they created a safety hazard for motorists, according to Tea Party News Network.

A suggestion by the group to move the demonstration further down the road was met by “No, we’re just going to have you guys exit the overpass.”

“What gives you the authority to order me around on a public sidewalk?” the cameraman asked.

“Do you recognize that I’m a peace officer? I asked you and told you that you need to leave,” the officer replied.

The situation eventually escalated to the point where the demonstrator was placed into a chokehold and arrested.

The cameraman can be heard asking, “Is that necessary? He’s not resisting!” He was arrested along with the first demonstrator.

Watch the video of the incident, courtesy of TheNewSurvivalist.com.

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54 thoughts on “Eyewitness video: ‘Impeach Obama’ activists arrested for peaceful assembly

  1. porktheotherwhitemeat says:

    after reviewing video police went above and beyond to get them off over pass it is a distraction for drivers

  2. Larry Launer says:

    I think a couple guys are going to get fairly large chunks of settlement money here. These cops I would assume have been fired?

  3. StuckInCali2Long says:

    State Troopers also create a traffic hazard. When seen everyone slams on their brakes.

  4. Jerry says:

    Then cops wonder why some people hate them. Guess what cops you are not dictators. You also obey the law.

  5. Earlene Leonard says:

    I’ve seen less cops at a murder scene..what a waste of tax payers money…I don’t think anyone in fl. has been arrested and this is where the over pass assembly started…maybe in tampa is where it started

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