In this video posted on Facebook, a man walks past a mural of a church in a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The mural depicts a cross hanging over the door of a white house.
It was originally painted by the Reverend Samuel P. Jackson, who was executed in 1846 for the murder of his wife, Jane.
The painting is one of several large murals of the African American population painted by Jackson in Philadelphia.
In 2014, the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania filed a lawsuit on behalf of three of the mural’s owners, claiming they were unlawfully forced to remove the mural after the owners were refused a permit to continue painting it.
The lawsuit claimed the city’s denial of the permit was unconstitutional because it prevented them from painting the mural on private property.
The city’s Department of Licensing and Regulation (LOR) refused to comment on the case, but the city is currently considering whether to issue a new permit.
In April, a group of black churchgoers who were scheduled to pray outside the home of the Rev. Samuel P Jackson in a predominantly African American neighborhood in the Philadelphia suburb of Chestertown walked away and began protesting outside the church’s gates.
The group called themselves the “Philadelphia Street Art Walkout,” and a local television station ran a short documentary on the event.
The video shows the protesters walking through a crowd of people, with a police officer standing by.
The footage shows the protestors wearing black shirts and carrying signs that read “No justice, no peace” and “Black lives matter.”
As the protesters move towards the gate, they are confronted by police, who fire rubber bullets at them.
One protester, who has not been identified, is hit in the leg and falls to the ground.
One of the protesters is hit on the head and falls down, and one of the officers grabs her arm to prevent her from running away.
Police then arrest two other men who were outside the house at the time.
“We’re here to pray for the people that are dying, to pray that they will be safe,” one of them, who cannot be identified, told CNN.
A spokesperson for the Chestertown Police Department told ABC News that the department is “looking into” the incident and is notifying local law enforcement agencies about the incident.
“There is no indication that the officers were acting in self-defense,” the spokesperson said.
“It is not the policy of the Chesterfield Police Department to arrest citizens who are acting peacefully.”
“The community and the police department are working together to understand what occurred,” the spokesman added.
“While we have not received any reports of any injuries, there was a number of people who witnessed the incident.”
Police have declined to say how many protesters were arrested, citing the ongoing investigation.
The Chestertown church is a large, well-known church that serves a large African American congregation.
The church’s pastor, James Martin, said he was “not aware of any problems with this church” at the request of local police.
The mayor of Chesterfield, Joe Fadol, said in a statement that he was proud of the people who showed up for the church vigil and that they “did a great job” of communicating with the community.
“These were young people, and I’m glad they did their part to help and support the church,” Fadols statement read.
“I am confident that this incident will not affect their future as they continue to live their lives as normal, but we will continue to monitor the situation closely.”
The mayor’s office said it had not received an official response from Chesterfield police, but Fadolis office told ABC that the Chester town’s Department on Law Enforcement was investigating the incident as part of its internal review of the department’s training and policies.
The Philadelphia church was among many churches across the country that have faced protests in the wake of the death of Philando Castile in Minnesota in July.
The shooting death of Castile sparked protests across the nation, with dozens of protests occurring in the days after his death.
The Minnesota shooting was one of a number that saw protests take place in cities across the United States after the death, as well as the killing of a black man by a white police officer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.