Rev. Al Sharpton in Alabama

The reverend defended the criticism against Clemons who states she was the one at fault in Waffle House.

Posted: May 2, 2018 8:18 AM

Reverend Al Sharpton attended was in Mobile, Alabama, Tuesday to lead a town hall meeting defending the woman who was recently arrested at a Waffle House.

Video of Saraland police officers violently arresting Chikesia Clemons, more that two weeks ago, went viral.

Hundreds attended the meeting at Bethel AME church in Mobile, Alabama, to show support for Chikesia Clemons.

The reverend defended the criticism against Clemons, which claims she was the one in fault. Police stated that Clemons was drunk and disorderly. They also stated that she and a friend cursed and threatened the employees with guns. 

"Are you now saying that anybody that drinks in Alabama you can drag them, strip their clothes off, I mean is that the law down here," Sharpton asked as he was describing the actions of the officers. "There are some roaches that have infected law enforcement in Mobile County so I'm guilty as charged, I've come to help cut the light on!"

The group of supporters and Clemons' defense want three things:

1. Waffle House to drop disorderly conduct and resisting arrest charges against Clemons.

2. A public apology from Waffle House.

3. Saraland officers to investigated, prosecuted and terminated if they have violated police procedure.

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