The demonstrators had tried to obtain a “permit” for the protest but were refused by authorities. Officers later ticketed Jones for “using a sound device without a permit”.
However, other people who were simply filming the arrest were also arrested themselves.
Alex said the arresting officer was overbearing and that having the cuffs slapped on him hurt more than when he cut his finger off in a boating accident.
The officer physically charged and assaulted individuals who were not even involved in the protest, such as Discovery Channel cameramen.