About time the police took the gloves off, so to speak.
The arrested protester, who is known as “Lash,” became angry when police entered his tent on Sunday to give him one of the pink flyers, according to Tracy Keith, 49, a researcher from Raleigh, N.C., who has been in the square for several months.
“He told them: ‘Get out of here, get out of my tent. You’ve already given us enough of these,’” Keith said. He said the protester ripped up the flyer and followed the police around the encampment tearing down other flyers until the confrontation escalated and police forced him to the ground stunned him with the Taser.
Keith said the protester passed out and vomited. Other protesters became angry and demanded that police summon an ambulance. Instead, a police vehicle arrived to transport the protester.
Somehow I suspect “Lash” isn’t his real name.
Update: Believe it or not, “Lash” heads the Occupy DC fun committee.
Lash, the head of the fun committee, said he and a small group of people would be staying in the park. They would not sleep for as long as humanly possible.
Here’s video. The fun begins around 1:30.
Doug Ross, meanwhile, has photos of the squalid encampment.