A video that has gone viral with over 4.3 million views on Twitter shows police confronting a stout man dressed in a blue shirt on Thursday, July 28.
The suspect can be seen with his wrists in handcuffs while a police officer grasps him by the right arm and other police officers stand around.
The man is believed to have re-shared on social media a meme that depicted transgender flags grouped into the shape of a swastika.
“I wish Hampshire Police would realize how ridiculous this is,” the man said as the video recording began.
He asked the police why he was “in cuffs.”
“Someone has been caused anxiety based on your social media post. And that is why you’re being arrested.”
Witnesses say another man was arrested for Obstruction Of A Police Officer due to his filming of the arrest.