Last Friday night, protesters gathered in Durham to protest ‘aggressive’ police tactics. I found tweets mainly from December 5th, but some into the morning of December 6th which were referencing protests in the Durham area. According to WRAL, they were ‘largely peaceful’.
— WRAL NEWS in NC (@WRAL) December 6, 2014
“Largely peaceful”, except for windows smashed in:
The protest was located at the Durham Performing Arts center and took place as a show was letting out sometime around 10 pm last Friday evening. The ‘mostly peaceful’ protesters also left behind a molotov cocktail according to WRAL:
Officers responded to a call about a suspicious device in the 600 block of Foster Street between West Geer Street and West Corporation Street. They found an undetonated device – a bottle with a wick and a petroleum-based liquid inside of it. The device was safely removed from the area, authorities said.
Gee, was Occupy on hand?
WRAL reported the names of some 31 protesters who were arrested for failing to disperse and/or blocking traffic. The list is below. The same list with charges included is at News and Observer. I’ve linked any interesting bits to their names.
- Austin Marie Bouton, 24, of Durham
- Susan Catherine Edgerton, 32, of Durham
- Chelsea Amanda Flowers, 29, of Durham
- Adrienne Liege Harreveld, 21, of Durham
- Tamika Monique Heard, 21, of Durham
- Aaron Alexander Caldwell, 21, of Raleigh
- Susan Anne Pietroluongo, 23, of Apex
- Akeem Zarhar Cheek, 29, of Durham
- Morgan Anne Brooks, 25, of Raleigh
- Sara Taylor, 26, of Durham
- Allison Charlotte Swaim, 26, of Durham
- Kathleen Rebecca Yow, 28, of Hillsborough
- Kellie Ann Grubbs, 28, of Graham
- Alexandria Leigh Stewart, 22, of Durham
- Masha Taskindoust, 21, of Durham
- Dominique A. Beaudry, 21, of Concord
- Gabrielle Karine Beaudry, 18, of Concord
- Laurin Michelle Gioglio, 29, of Carrboro
- Natalie Frances Smith, 33, of Durham
- Kenneth M. Strickland, 29, of Durham
- John Charles Thornton, 28, of Durham
- Crystal Larence Eatmon, 19, of Durham
- Rachel Anna Cotterman, 26, of Hillsborough
- Danielle Katherine Nelson, 22, of Durham
- Lauren Brooks Parker, 30, of Durham
- Erin Bree Heuerman, 32, of Durham
- Asha Renee Godfrey, 22, of Graham
- McKenna Elizabeth Ganz, 21, of Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Abigail Victoria Harris, 25, of Chapel Hill
- Lydriquez Blount, 26, of Durham
- Charles William Soeder, 28, of Durham
FYI to parents with school aged kids – From the list, is a pair of sisters with the last name Beaudry. Turns out Dominique Beaudry is a 2014 Duke Truman Scholar who plans to become a teacher and has a history of protesting. See her video on Amendment One. Don’t miss the class project video where her friend mocks Republicans.
— Wolverine (@Nickarama1) December 7, 2014