(AllHipHop News) On Saturday night fans and friends of Columbus, Ohio rapper and DJ Daymon Dodson were holding their annual march in celebration of the deceased entertainer, but the “Daymon Day” parade was cut short when local police began pepper spraying the 60 or so people according to a report by The Columbus Dispatch.
“Daymon Day” organizers had a city permit, but police say the event was supposed to be cancelled after no officers agreed to escort the parade.
“Somehow that got lost in the mix,” said one police officer.
The march was scheduled to begin at 8 o’clock that evening. Around 9 p.m. the police reportedly began using pepper spray to move the crowd out of the street and onto the sidewalk. Three people were also arrested. No charges have been revealed as of yet.
A message was posted on the Daymon Day Facebook page concerning the incident:
Our friend Daymon Dodson was a beautiful soul. Daymon Day is nothing more than a group of family and friends getting together to celebrate life. For the past seven years Daymon Day has served as a meaningful, peaceful and inspiring event. We are deeply saddened by the events that occurred last night during our 8th annual Daymon Day Parade. At this time, we find that it would be irresponsible to comment on the incident before consulting with legal counsel.
The Daymon Day Organizers
Dodson passed away unexpectedly at the age of 29 in 2006 from an epileptic seizure. He was a celebrated entertainer and party host in Columbus’ underground Hip Hop scene.
“Daymon was a guy who could bring people together, many kinds of people, from any genre of music,” Ohio rapper Blueprint told Columbus Alive in 2011.
Watch video taken that night after the parade was broken up below.