Florida protester arrested for trapping himself in concrete barrels outside Governorâs Manson
Florida police officers needed two hours and many jackhammers to extricate a protester whoâd jammed his arms in the pair of concrete-filled 55-gallon barrels outside the Governorâs Mansion in Tallahassee on Friday.
Jordan Mazurek, 28, of Fort Worth, Texas, had trapped his biceps and triceps inside elaborately-rigged barrels to demonstration the stateâs handling of criminals throughout the coronavirus outbreak, police explained.
One of the barrels bore the word what âStop the massacreâ in bright painted lettering, USA Today documented. The other read, âFree prisoners now,â
Police told it that they understood Mazurek had the opportunity to remove his / her arms from the period of PVC piping inside each barrel â? because they had seen your pet do so to adjust his / her mask.
But the barrels were built to prevent his biceps and triceps from being forcibly removed, police force said.
Another man from the scene who asked UNITED STATES Today to call him âAugust Spiresâ said he as well as other protesters from the scene âfeel that there are people sitting in jail who are unable to make bond and they are being put unnecessarily at risk because they are too poor to pay.â
Prisoner rights advocates around the region have called for the launching of detainees being held in bail due to concerns of which the facilities cannot properly socially distance inmates or care for them should they become sick.
Some states and municipalities, which include New York City, have published high-risk detainees to protect these individuals from the virus.
In Florida, 44 inmates and 63 workers tested positive for coronavirus by Thursday evening, according for you to the stateâs Department of Corrections. Another four inmates have past away due to COVID-19, USA Today reported.
Last month, authorities at Floridaâs Hillsborough County Jail sprung 164 detainees considered low-level offenders â? including one person who allegedly murdered someone this day after his release.