Sound Familiar? Louisville, KY Police Protect and Serve Chase Bank; Arrest 5 Occupiers

25 Feb

Police arrested five Occupy Louisville participants  today during an anti-foreclosure action at a Chase Bank branch.

Participants report that:

“At least eight protesters were assaulted by the police in various ways, including being shoved, punched and choked. Five of those people, mostly females, were arrested on ridiculous charges like resisting arrest.”

In this video, you can see a cop punch a demonstrator in the face, as #occupiers serve Chase Bank with an eviction notice.

Occupy Louisville reports:

Four of our Occupiers, who were aggressively assaulted and arrested by LMPD yesterday, were released last night pending hearings this Wednesday. The fifth is being held on $1000 bond due to a prior police record. Eye-witnesses report that our brother still in jail was brutally assaulted by police while restrained in their custody, and was visibly bleeding and bruised when he was taken away.
Occupy Louisville requests your solidarity and support in securing freedom for all of our Occupiers. We stood up non-violently to Chase, for their criminal lending practices which are turning many of Louisville’s neighborhoods into ghost-towns, and for that were met with uncalled-for aggression and violence by police. LMPD made clear yesterday just who they exist to serve and protect – the criminal banks.

We will post updates and ways to support the arrestees.  (If you have updates/ways to support, please post them in the comments below.)

Click here to  support the Chase 5 in Seattle whose upcoming March 13th trial falls on CEO Jamie Dimon’s birthday.  Let’s make it a birthday he and the 1% won’t forget!

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