Showing posts with label Riot Kitchen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Riot Kitchen. Show all posts

Unmarked Feds Surround Food Truck, Smash Windows, Drag People From Car After Buying Gas

For the past month, the Department of Homeland Security and other federal enforcement agencies are sending agents bent protests in several cities across the US, and that they are having some highly questionable interactions with the general public .

The tactics of those agents were first noticed in mid-July after federal police in unmarked vehicles were seen grabbing protesters off the streets without cause, sometimes miles faraway from where demonstrations were occurring.

During the foremost recent protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, federal police were once more seen targeting alleged activists.

In one case, federal agents were recorded attacking an activist group in broad daylight because they were filling up their food truck and a couple of generators up with gas.

As soon because the group pulled out of the gasoline station their vehicles were surrounded by police in unmarked cars who immediately rushed out and pointed their guns at the activists.

One of the officers began pounding on the window of the vehicle, and without giving the occupants any time to open the door, they smashed the window with a hammer, which caused the glass to spray everywhere the person within the passenger seat.

Some of the officers were wearing vests or uniforms that identified them as police or US Marshals, but many of them were in civilian clothing .

In the remainder of the video, police are often seen arresting the occupants of the vehicle that was on-screen, and there have been also other activists just off-screen who were arrested also .

The activists were arrested in such an aggressive manner and charged with disorderly behavior because the police weren't comfortable with what proportion gas they were buying.

Many of the people that were arrested belong to a Seattle-based nonprofit called "Riot Kitchen," which serves food to protesters.

About a six members of the group and a couple of of their supporters were arrested, consistent with Riot Kitchen member Jennifer Scheurle.

The Kenosha local department said during a later statement that they began tracking the group after receiving a tip about "Suspicious vehicles" meeting on the sting of town.

While tracking the group, they assert that they saw them filling up multiple gas cans at a gasoline station , which is why they made such an aggressive arrest.

"Suspecting that the occupants of those vehicles were preparing for criminal activity associated with the unrest, officers attempted to form contact and investigate," police said during a statement.

Riot Kitchen HQ just learned that our bus crew was arrested in broad daylight in #Kenosha today - kidnapped by feds in unmarked vans.

We are currently trying to seek out our friends who were just there to feed people.

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Riot Kitchen member Jennifer Scheurle told The Washington Post that the group had no criminal intent with the gas which they were only filling up their food truck and generators once they were approached by police.

"It's two giant vehicles and generators. we do not have guns, we do not have weapons. We're there to feed people. That's it," Scheurle said.

Police claim that they found helmets, gas masks, protective vests, and "Illegal fireworks" during an enquiry of the vehicles connected with Riot Kitchen, but apart from the fireworks, none of these items are literally illegal, which does not seem to justify the attack and subsequent arrests shown within the video



 

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