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Police behavior in Asheville, NC

About a block away from the Asheville police station, protesters had set up a makeshift medical tent situated in the alley on Patton Avenue.

As protesters started vacating the area to march, Glenna Grant, 33, watched in horror as Asheville Police officers destroyed the tent, water bottles and medical supplies. Grant said she and others had set up the medical center and had not planned to protest, but rather provide a safe space for anyone injured during the night.

Asheville Police stab water bottles with knives at what organizers say was a city-approved medic station. Asheville Officers came in full riot gear, Grant said, and “hit them with shields” and took several people to the ground. Officers used their feet and knives to destroy hundreds of water bottles that lay in a plastic heap near the street.


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