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Trooper arrests BLM teen activist at Iowa Capitol

Black Liberation Movement activists and the Iowa State Patrol clashed at the Capitol Thursday afternoon, resulting in a Norwalk high schooler being dragged to the ground and arrested on the first floor of the rotunda. According to the Des Moines Black Liberation Movement Collective (DSM BLM), community members gathered at the Iowa State Capitol to protest several bills. The protest was organized by Advocates for Social Justice, a group based in Cedar Rapids. They deemed several bills in the legislature to be "racist and dangerous." DSM BLM reported around three dozen community members gathered inside the Capitol building on the first-floor rotunda to protest. The area is a public space, and videos posted on Twitter and Facebook show demonstrators were acting peacefully. Read more: https://www.weareiowa.com/article/news/local/protests/dsm-blm-protest-at-iowa-capitol-high-schooler-arrested-iowa-state-patrol/524-cdd4a6c1-bc2b-4bd8-b3a6-05fd18a79a45 Subscribe to Local 5 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/weareiowalocal5newsAdd Local 5 on Roku: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/3c2949aadbd0c7a4649e5196085b80da/des-moines-news-we-are-iowaDownload the We Are Iowa app: https://weareiowa.com/app Get Local 5’s "5 Things to Know" email newsletter in your inbox: https://weareiowa.com/email 'Like' Local 5 on Facebook: https://facebook.com/WeAreIowa Follow Local 5 on Twitter: https://twitter.com/weareiowa5news Follow Local 5 on Instagram: https://instagram.com/weareiowa
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