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Will This Video Spark The Next Black Lives Matter Outrage?

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Police detained a young black man Monday afternoon outside a Washington, D.C., bank after receiving suspicious persons call and by Tuesday protests had already started.

The controversy surrounds this video, originally posted on Twitter, that shows police detaining Jason Goolsby, 18, after a brief foot chase.

Goolsby and two friends were simply hanging around outside a Citibank in the Capitol Hill neighborhood Monday deciding whether they wanted to withdraw money from an ATM, when all of the sudden they were bum rushed by D.C. police officers, according to a story in The Washington Post.

“The 18-year-old, who was with two friends, lingered about 20 seconds outside the Citibank near Eastern Market on Capitol Hill before leaving. Moments later, Goolsby said, he saw D.C. police cars racing toward him. One, he said, nearly hit him. The college freshman said he ran,” Peter Hermann and VIctoria St. Martin report in the Post.

After doing nothing wrong, but still running from the police, Goolsby was apprehended about three blocks away, near the Marine barracks in Southeast D.C.

Goolsby’s friend, who recorded the police take down, was also detained.

According to the official police statement, Goolsby resisted police and was handcuffed after refusing to stop. Police said the person recording was interfering with the officers and was also detained, but neither person was arrested.

The video began circulating on the internet Monday night, and by Tuesday afternoon, Black Lives Matter protesters began blocking off parts of Pennsylvania Avenue near Eastern Market. They rallied behind the a hashtag, #JusticeforJason, an allusion to the perceived misconduct of the police officers.

Delroy Burton, chairman of the D.C. Police Union, told WJLA that the officers followed protocol in detaining Goolsby.

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