Monday, March 22, 2010

Two Arrested In Nashua Marijuana Protest

March 21, 2010

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Protesters In Nashua March To Police Station

NASHUA, N.H. -- A marijuana protest in Nashua on Saturday resulted in two
arrests. A group of about 50 people gathered on Main Street at 4:20 p.m.
for a public demonstration in support of marijuana use.

The crowd turned on police after undercover officers arrested one of the
participants for possesion.

Before police could take the suspect to the station, another protestor
placed himself in front of the car so they couldn't leave.

He was also arrested for disorderly conduct.

"It was pretty calm at first when the two undercover agents arrested this
man, it wasn't until they got out of the car and called for backup that
everyone came in," said protester, Sam Dodson.

More officers were called to the scene and upset protestors didn't stop
there. Nearly 30 marched down to the police station.

Ultimately, police said they made only two arrests.

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