Video Shows Occupy Dallas Protester Pushed Before Arrest

There are already a few thousand hits on YouTube. Scott Goldstein has something about it here. (UPDATE: Brantley Hargrove politely pointed out that he had something up hours earlier, here. And his post includes a photo.) You can’t see what happened before, but you can clearly see Stephen Benavides being pushed off the planter by a man in uniform. Benavides was later arrested for felony assault on a police officer and resisting arrest. The police have, until now, claimed that there were no indications Benavides was pushed. The confrontation and subsequent arrests, of course, sparked the more-excited-than-usual demonstration that later got seven more protesters arrested for completely misusing the sidewalk.

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