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Aurora PD Boots and Pepper Sprays Peaceful Protesters at Violin Vigil for Elijah McClain
Cops in Aurora, CO came in like a military unit to forcibly remove — not to mention pepper spray — peaceful protesters who were watching a violin performance to honor Elijah McClain.
This went down Saturday in City Center Park, where a musical vigil had been planned to pay respects to Elijah — who died while in custody of Aurora PD last year — which was incredibly symbolic, seeing how Elijah played violin himself. At one point, the police had seen enough.
In the video, captured by a vigilant bystander, you can see the jarring juxtaposition play out live on camera. At first, you hear the violinists — some of whom are said to have been underage — beautifully playing in unison, and the next minute … cops are storming the place. Source