In intense video footage taken at the FBI building in Washington DC on Wednesday, protesters participating in the "Million Mask March" confronted police officers, screaming in their faces and taunting them, with one protester seen pushing an officer while yelling, "Go ahead, tase me! Bring it. Bring it, bitch!"
Protesters can be seen in the videos below attempting to bait police officers into responding with physical force by shoving and yelling at them. The officers can be seen remaining calm even though surrounded by protesters trying to provoke them during a demonstration that was, in part, about police brutality.
As reported by Free Thought, the activist group Anonymous scheduled marches in major cities, including Los Angeles and London, to express frustration with the political system and police brutality. Protesters used the march to don Guy Fawkes masks and black clothing associated with the 'black bloc' movement while confronting police officers called in to monitor the protests.
In Washington DC, a group attempted to enter the FBI building only to be greeted by a wall of police officers. In one video, protesters stand in front of police officers, screaming in their faces as officers brandish night sticks demanding they step back. The mostly young and white protesters can be heard chanting “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!” a phrase associated with protests in black communities following the shooting of African-American teen Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
In a second video, protesters can be seen cursing at police officers and throwing debris at them before officers are seen pursuing of one unidentified man. As police surround the man he can be heard telling an officer " I didn't do anything. I didn't do anything."
As officers handcuff the man, they are surrounded by protesters yelling "What did he do?" with one man in a yellow t-shirt screaming, "What the fuck did he do?" as an officer draws his taser.
After being pushed back by the officer, the man tells the officer "Go ahead, tase me! Bring it. Bring it, bitch!" while police lead the man away followed by the taunting crowd.
Marchers also entered the Monsanto building in Washington DC to protest GMO labeling before being removed by building security.
The protests were scheduled by Anonymous to coincide with Guy Fawkes Day, in memory of Fawkes who attempted to blow up the House of Lords in England on Nov. 5, 1605.
Police arresting protestor uploaded to YouTube by News2Share: