False arrest is a fundamental breach of the Constitution of the United States of America. Freedom of Assembly is a fundamental right protected by the Constitution of the United States of America. Then soon, those that gave the orders to arrest groups of citizens during the Republican Convention will be found guilty.
This statement accompanies the video of the mass arrest of utterly peaceful concert goers at their picnic on Labor Day, the opening day of the Republican Convention. The Service Employees International Union is an organization of more than 2 million members.
BURIED TAPE REVEALS USE OF FORCE AND AN UNWARRANTED MASS ARREST OF BYSTANDERS DURING THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION
ST. PAUL, Minnesota (September 18, 2008) Video released today shows the indiscriminate arrest of a crowd of two hundred at the waterfront across from a concert on Harriet Island Regional Park during this month’s Republican National Convention in St. Paul. The video includes multiple angles of the event as well as an interview with the cameraman who buried his footage and was one of almost two hundred people arrested for rioting without probable cause.
More than eight hundred people were arrested in St. Paul during the Republican National Convention. This video shows that at least twenty percent of the eight hundred plus arrested were seized without due cause.