Videos From Saratoga Protest Show Man with Heart Condition Trapped in Car
On Wednesday afternoon, the Saratoga Springs Police released 4 different videos on their Facebook page taken during the July 14th Black Lives Matters protests that took place outside of Congress Park.
On September 7th, Saratoga Springs Police say they made 5 arrests stemming from the incident after certain individuals involved in the BLM protest "interfered with traffic and surrounded vehicles on the street."
"The Saratoga Springs Police Department recognizes the right to peacefully and lawfully protest but many of the acts committed on July 14th are not only unlawful acts, but they placed the protesters and the public in harm’s way,” said Police Chief Shane Crooks
Samira K. Sangare, 23, of Halfmoon, N.Y. for disorderly conduct
Chandler M. Hickenbottom, 25, of Ballston Spa, N.Y. for disorderly conduct
Molly B. Dunn, 44, of Saratoga Springs for disorderly conduct and unlawful imprisonment
Alexis A. Figuereo, 34, of Saratoga Springs for disorderly conduct
Gabrielle C. Elliot, 27, of Ballston Spa for attempted assault, resisting arrest, and endangering the welfare of a child
One of the videos showed a motorist with another passenger trapped on the street, unable to move his car forward. In the video, he's heard placing a phone call, asking dispatchers for some help.
"Can you please do something...Get them away so we can move our car," he asks.
The unidentified man in the video continues to ask for help while protestors are heard shouting off in the distance. But directly in front of him, the video shows at least 4 or 5 people - some with signs, some with arms folded - standing in front of the man's car, preventing him from moving.
"I need to get home to my medication...I have heart medication and this is not helping me," the man is heard saying.
The following are the 4 different videos shared today by the Saratoga Springs Police who say that this is still an ongoing investigation and that anyone with additional info should contact them.
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