A Black Lives Matter protester was arrested on camera a few days ago as she was in the middle of a TV interview.
Sapphire Williams attended the protest in Rochester, New York, last week, and she said, “I’m not gonna hit anybody, I’m not gonna shoot anybody, I’m gonna speak to you, I’m gonna use my words.”
But while she was in the middle of an interview with TWC News Rochester, she was grabbed by officers and arrested.
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She was among dozens of protesters who were arrested, and Williams opened up to CNN about what happened:
“I was completely taken aback by the onrush of officers and this very SWAT-like gear coming towards me out of nowhere,” Williams told CNN. “I was extremely alarmed. I had no idea what they were going to do to me, if they were about to tackle me to the ground…
“We were coming to grips with the severity of issues at hand, understanding we’re all affected — it’s not just the black community,” she said. “It was a sobering experience.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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