Million Mask March video: "I'm done f*cking around with you guys"
Since November 5's Million Mask March drew hundreds of protesters onto downtown Denver streets and resulted in six arrests, we've been communicating with participants about their claims of police brutality, among other things. Rather than taking part in more interviews, however, our contacts assembled a video of the goings-on that offers the most vivid look yet at the confrontations between demonstrators and cops, with one of the latter expressing his frustration at one point by announcing, "I'm done fucking around with you guys." See it and get more details below.
Big photos, video below.
In the post linked above, a protester using the name Fiscal Cliff talked about marchers being punched and physically pushed onto sidewalks by officers on motorcycles. Neither of these acts are captured on the video, although plenty of shots show the wheels of police choppers mighty close to the legs of marchers as they walk.
In the first, the videographer loudly complains about being jostled by a police officer. Then, a random person steps forward, apparently ready to fight -- although he thinks better of it given how many cops are present.
The second bust features the aforementioned "I'm done fucking around with you guys" line, as well as the following dialogue: "Get to the street again, you go to jail. If you want to finish your march, go to the sidewalk. There's your escape route: Go to the sidewalk."
Another warning: "Next person on the street goes to jail. If you want to go to jail, step on the street."
Arrest number three takes place on the steps of the City & County Building -- setting for a previous clip that claimed police brutality. As police officers hustle a person away, the crowd chants "Let him go!," followed by "Shame!" When the police finally pull back, they're greeted by a rousing cheer.
See the entire video below. That's followed by an Anonymous narrative about the march that went online the day afterward.
Continue to read an Anonymous account of the Million Mask March.