(CNN) Protesters upset by social media videos of Kansas City police arresting a pregnant woman have now occupied the lawn in front of City Hall for more than five days.
The footage shows an officer kneeling on the back of a pregnant woman during an arrest after a gathering at a gas station. However, her lawyer disputes the police account of the events leading to her arrest.
The Kansas City Police Department said in a statement that police were called to the location on September 30 at 10:49 p.m. by a security officer at the gas station and convenience store who said there were “15-20 individuals fighting on the business’s property.”
When officers arrived minutes later, the owner told officers that “he wanted everyone off the property who wasn’t buying anything,” according to the statement.
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