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The police action was despite a court ruling Tuesday that removed the government’s ban on demonstrations.
Videos and photographs of the police actions featured on the front page of news media outlets around the world.
In what officials have described as the city’s largest police action in history, some 20,000 officers are on the ground to provide security for the 36 summit delegations and roughly 6,500 participants.
Catalonia’s President Carles Puigdemont, a leader of the pro-independence movement, has likened the government and police actions to those of an authoritarian state.
Some civil rights lawyers and police reform advocates lauded the Police Department’s decision to release the body-camera footage, especially given that the department has often resisted the release of information about controversial police actions.
The movement began more than a year ago to protest police actions toward African-Americans.
The arrests are the latest in a spate of high-profile police actions against gay clubs and parties in Indonesia this year that have called the country's reputation for tolerance into question.
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