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Police Make Arrests At Graceland After Protesters Swarm The Property

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Photo credit: Twitter/Zach Crenshaw

People flocked to the gates of Elvis' famous property in an attempt to spread their message, but began breaking the law - and that's when officers needed to step in. 

Chanting and cheering, holding signs, and forming smaller pods of people, a Black Lives Matter demonstration took the gates of Graceland by storm on Tuesday (July 12th). 

The protesters occupied the area for more than two hours, using various tactics to closely toe the line of the law. Focusing their efforts on staying in front of Elvis Presley's former home in order to maximize publicity, many of them decided to block traffic by crossing the street in frequent streams and finally ended up standing in the middle of the road to fully block both directions. 

The protesters that chose to block traffic by sitting down in the roadway were then handcuffed and removed by police. 

Zach Crenshaw of FOX 13 Memphis asked one of the people cuffed what she'd like to say to people now. 

"I'm saying I'm worried about my sister who's just gotten arrested!" she fired back as the police pulled her away. 

Nearly 100 people were sighted during the protest, but the actual count is unknown. The protesters stated that they were upset about the City of Memphis not listening to them at a recently held forum and this was their way to get the city's attention. 

Watch a few videos of the protests below and let us know what you think in the comments! 

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