Footage of a Kansas City officer kneeling on the back of a pregnant woman sparks ongoing protest

A protesters sits overlooking a tent camp in front of City Hall Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. Activists, outraged after a white Kansas City police officer knelt on the back of a pregnant Black woman during an arrest last week are camping outside city hall and plan to stay until the officer and the police chief are fired. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

(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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