9.2.13 – Woman violently arrested for playing banjo in wrong place at Syria war protest in Philly

Iraq war veteran Emily Yates was arrested on Friday after a dispute with police about where she could stand while playing her banjo during a protest against U.S. military action in Syria.

Video uploaded to Live Leak shows Yates asking Federal Parks Police why she could not stand in a shaded area of Independence Mall in Philadelphia.

After several minutes of discussion, two officers bent Yates over a park bench and handcuffed her.

“We live in a police state,” she shouts! “We live in a f*cking police state!


  1. Johanna on September 6, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    I hope the world is watching! Past history has shown us that this is only the beginning! It’s up to the people!

    • Sales - (Kai) on September 16, 2013 at 10:42 am

      History is said to repeat itself, we will truly be great if we can change its path. Otherwise we will mourn the memory of freedom and memorialize the memory of America.

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