Citizens Attempt to Smash “Police Brutality” Pumpkins, Cops Arrest Them and Confiscate the Pumpkins

2014/10/22

CLAYTON — Three peaceful protesters who wrote the words ‘police brutality’ on pumpkins and planned to smash them have been arrested, according to reports.

Police were seen confiscating the pumpkins by force and hauling them away in a wagon.

Other pumpkins had the words ‘racism’ and ‘hate’ written on them, which the protesters also planned to break apart.

Derek Laney, the protest organizer, was displaying the “police brutality” pumpkin for witnesses to see.

His plan was to smash it as a political statement condemning the murder of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, according to reports.

“We are going to smash these pumpkins symbolically…” said Laney, while speaking out against racism and police brutality in the US.

“It’s another way to let people know we will be heard,” Laney continued, as crowds gathered to watch.

Photo via St Louis Post Dispatch

Photo via St Louis Post Dispatch

The protest took place at the Clayton Justice Center, as organizers believed there were prosecutors in the building who had the ability to seek justice for Michael Brown.

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That’s when police began arresting the activists for “littering” and taking away their pumpkins by force.

Another activist was arrested and charged with “assault,” according to reports.

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