While the men shouting at the officer in the video come across less as protestors in fear for their lives and more like brat kids tattling on their little sister, the officer's reaction still seems well out of proportion to the circumstances, and it's far from the first time in recent days that police have aimed weapons at unarmed protestors.
Update, 4:30 p.m.: The ACLU, responding to BuzzFeed's Chris Geidner on Twitter, says that the officer involved in the incident described above has been removed from duty following a public ACLU complaint.
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