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Police Use Tasers Against Foreclosure Activists Outside Dept. of Justice

"Stop! Fucking stop!" screams protester demonstrating against too-big-to-jail-banks

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Jon Queally, staff writer

Video from Monday's protest outside the Department of Justice by struggling homeowners and anti-foreclosure activists shows DC Capitol Police officers using tasers against peaceful protesters.

In the video, protesters can be seen trying to move away from police and as at least one officer presses what appears to be his taser weapon into the stomach of a man you can hear him scream in pain, "Stop! Fucking stop!"

Watch:

Other video footage now available shows aggressive arrests being made on the steps of the building:

With many protesters sleeping overnight outside the DOJ, the demonstration continued into Tuesday. Watch the live stream here:

Read Common Dreams coverage from Monday, including background, here.

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