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Police brutality protesters head to court on disorderly conduct charges

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Eight people who protested alleged police brutality in Hartford have been arrested and are set to appear in court on Tuesday.

The protests happened Monday afternoon with nearly a quarter of those demonstrating being brought into custody. 

There were no violent clashes with police, but officers arrived to find protesters blocking traffic and using a bullhorn.

The arrested suspects included Carol Vinicki, Erica Richmond, Jan Carlsson, Jason Fredlaund, John Selders, Judith Sullivan, Thomas Connelly and Victorio Lancia.

See their arrest photos here.

The protest erupted days after dash cam video was released by police. They said it showed an incident from June where a now retired Hartford police sergeant apparently stomped on the head of a subdued stolen car suspect who had allegedly assaulted officers prior to the recording.

Roughly 30 to 40 protesters took to city hall's steps Monday, furious over the footage they saw and willing to be jailed for their cause.

Some held Black Lives Matter signs, others saying "stomp out police brutality."

They took the protest from city hall toward the mayor's home.

Police were called. The reached the protesters at Elm Street and ultimately arrested eight people. All of them were charged with disorderly conduct.

They're scheduled to appear at Hartford Superior Court Tuesday morning for arraignments.

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