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This weekend, a snowball fight in downtown D.C. devolved into a sensational news story when a plainclothes police officer pulled a handgun on participants. Video of the incident went viral, and ended up on national new sites. We find out what happened, and explore how hyper-local news stories are often in the eye of the beholder.
- Jason Cherkis Reporter, Washington City Paper
- Yousef Ali Snowfight organizer / participant
Video Coverage of the Snowball Fight
The Crowd’s Interaction With the Plainclothes Officer:
Please note: This video contains language that some viewers may find offensive.
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