U.S. Park Police have broken up a protest by demonstrators who want to dance at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington.
Officers cleared dozens of people from the memorial’s rotunda Saturday, a week after five dancing demonstrators were forcefully arrested. Officers pushed the demonstration out onto the memorial’s front steps. (Watch video here.)
It was not immediately clear whether anyone was arrested.
U.S. Park Police are investigating whether officers were too aggressive in arresting the demonstrators. Videos posted online show an officer with his hands around a protester’s throat. A demonstrator is also shown being slammed to the ground.
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