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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Friday, February 7, 2014

Flagstaff police harass activists before Dew event




Flagstaff Police Harass Activists as 'Preventative Maintenance’ Before Dew Downtown Event
Free Speech Protest Zone Created at ‘Unsustainable' Urban Snowboard Event

By Klee Benally

Censored News
French translation by Christine Prat
Dutch translation by NAIS

FLAGSTAFF, Arizona — Armed plain-clothed City of Flagstaff cops showed up at a community member’s home and at a community center yesterday. The officers, Kevin Rued and Eric Greenwald, stated that they were doing "preventative maintenance” and that they’re going to "have the entire front grassy area of the courthouse roped off specifically for protestors” as a free speech zone at the City of Flagstaff and Snowbowl sponsored Dew Downtown event.