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Youtube video depicts alleged Jackson Police inaction

Peters didn't want to talk on camera, but he says he just moved the signs way from people's businesses and it was a non-event. Source: YouTube Peters didn't want to talk on camera, but he says he just moved the signs way from people's businesses and it was a non-event. Source: YouTube
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Created Equal plans to file a Temporary Restraining Order against the City of Jackson this week. A lawsuit may follow. Source: YouTube Created Equal plans to file a Temporary Restraining Order against the City of Jackson this week. A lawsuit may follow. Source: YouTube
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

As this Youtube video shows, on July 17, the Ohio-based pro-life group Created Equal demonstrated in front of Mississippi's only abortion clinic, located in Jackson. The group had their signs across the street, on the sidewalk in front of Fondren Corner.

They were given the go-ahead from police to continue, even though they didn't need it. But eventually, several men came along and removed their signs.

Mike Peters, the owner of Fondren Corner, was among them.

Peters kept silent, and for the most part, so did Jackson Police.

"Are you going to allow someone to just walk off with our property? Steal our stuff?" Mark Harrington is heard asking an officer in the video. Harrington is Executive Director of Created Equal.

"I'm watching it," the officer replied.

Harrington says nothing like this has ever happened before.

"I was shocked, to be honest with you, almost speechless. You see in the video I'm asking them how they can just stand by and let people steal our property," he says. "If someone was stealing from Wal Mart they would have acted a lot quicker than they did here. I don't know what to say about it other than there is a history in this city of harassing pro-lifers in front of that abortion clinic."

Created Equal plans to file a Temporary Restraining Order against the City of Jackson this week. A lawsuit may follow.

Peters didn't want to talk on camera, but he says he just moved the signs way from people's businesses and it was a non-event.

We asked why he wouldn't answer the protestors who asked why he was removing their signs. Peters says he didn't want to engage with them.

The City of Jackson did not return our call for comment.

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