Originally Posted by nursetim
...they were looking for law enforcement attention and they got it.
+1. I don't know what their agenda is but I can see where the national memorial would like to keep due honor and respect to within the memorial. This form of protest makes these people just seem like disrespectful punks to me.
I would be pissed if I showed up at a reverent place, like the Jefferson memorial, and faced an unruly flash mob!
Though I agree that they may have used excessive force, the "mob" had no intention of cooperating with law enforcement, so I guess their force was necessary to have them stopped / removed. They were given ample warning IMO.