An Alabama man recorded his arrests at the hands of police while he was trying to follow orders to leave a Walmart parking lot following a protest against police brutality, Addicting Info reported.
“I was going to my car,” Randall Anderson can be heard saying in the video. “You told me to go to my car.”
“You were given a command,” an officer responds. “And you didn’t go fast enough.”
The video has amassed more than 2 million views since Anderson posted it on his Facebook page on Dec. 26. Anderson and Mercutio Southall were at the Birmingham store during a Black Lives Matter protest earlier that day.
“We were literally 5 feet from MY car trying to leave,” Anderson wrote in his post. “He was headed to his motorcycle to leave and was stopped by the officer. Why they beat this man like that?!?!”
The video begins with Southall asking an officer for his name. The officer then turns toward a colleague and says, “This man needs to go to jail.”
Another officer immediately walks up to Southall and begins handcuffing him. Southall can be seen holding on to his helmet. Seconds later, someone can be heard saying, “Take him down. Tase him. Tase him.”
As Southall is being Tased, another officer approaches Anderson with his retractable baton drawn, ordering him to get back. Southall can be heard screaming as Anderson backs away.
“That’s ridiculous,” Anderson says as he films the encounter. “You’re just gonna keep Tasing him.”
“Were you a part of this protest? You need to leave,” another officer tells Anderson, before pointing at Southall. “You need to leave right now or go with him.”
The camera moves as Anderson starts walking toward his car. But seven seconds later, an officer can be heard telling Anderson, “Let’s go, let’s go. Turn around,” before arresting him.
“This is my car,” Anderson protests.
“You ran out of time,” the officer says.
The phone is left laying on the hood of Anderson’s car for most of the final two minutes of the video, before an officer lets Anderson have it.
“This is my car,” Anderson says at the end of the video. “Now I’m going to jail.”
WBRC-TV reported that Anderson was charged with criminal trespassing. Southall faced a similar charge, along with charges of marijuana possession and resisting arrest. Protesters marched in and out of the store and through a nearby intersection. Anderson and Southall were the only people arrested in connection with the demonstration.
“Everything we do, disrupting this, and bringing attention to what we’re doing is successful. And that’s all I have to say,” one protester said.
Watch Anderson’s footage of his arrest, as posted online, below.
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