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.


A video from Adam Kokesh's YouTube site shows dancers at the Jefferson Memorial being arrested on May 28. (Dustin Delelles/ Courtesy Adam vs The Man)

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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