Some people are confusing the right to protest with an idea that the cops are no longer allowed to do their jobs.
A Delray Beach, Fla., man was stopped Tuesday while walking down the street for suspicion of smoking marijuana in public.
Rather than talk to police, the man ran into a nearby home.
When he came back out he was accompanied by about 20 other people staging a spontaneous protest of the stop, reported the Sun-Sentinel.
That’s when the situation got out of hand.
“They formed this shield and started getting aggressive,” Sgt. Nicole Guerriero told the Sentinel. “Someone hit the officer and pushed him away, they were throwing bottles, they were cursing and screaming at them.”
A police cruiser’s windshield was damaged during the skirmish but fortunately no injuries were reported.
“The next thing they know, there’s 70 to 75 people out there,” Guerriero said “The officers had to use pepper spray to get the people back.”
All told four men were arrested in the incident.
Keith Clinton Sr., 58, charged with obstruction of justice; Keith Clinton Jr., 32, charged with obstruction of justice and assaulting a police officer; Jamarr Harris, 28, charged with obstruction of justice and inciting a riot; and Victor Isme, 34, charged with assault of a law enforcement officer, inciting a riot, possession of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
So much for the “peaceful protesters” narrative.
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