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Flash Mob Arrested For Dancing At Jefferson Memorial [Video]

A flash mob protest against the dancing ban at the Washington, DC Jefferson Memorial turned violent as parks police arrested participants. In view of...

John Ryan
John Ryan on May 31, 2011.

A flash mob protest against the dancing ban at the Washington, DC Jefferson Memorial turned violent as parks police arrested participants. In view of several cameras, police body-slam and choke-hold a protester at the foot of a statue of Thomas Jefferson. The “silent dancing flash mob” was organized to protest a federal ruling against dancing at the Memorial, “in order to maintain ‘an atmosphere of calm, tranquillity, and reverence.’” The ruling rejected a civil lawsuit against the Parks Service in response to a 2008 arrest of a woman for dancing to headphones at the Memorial on the eve of Jefferson’s birthday.

[via: Daily Caller]

 

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