The Police Department's chief spokesman, Paul J. Browne, said the police had used the pepper spray "appropriately."I don't think that really means anything. It's "appropriate" because the cops say its "appropriate." The level of violence which we accept from -- no, which we request from -- our criminal justice system is amazing.
"Pepper spray was used once," he added, "after individuals confronted officers and tried to prevent them from deploying a mesh barrier -- something that was edited out or otherwise not captured in the video."
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