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Protesters shut down I-94 from Hwy. 280 to downtown St. Paul

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posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 11:25 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: Nyiah


And they WERE damn close, closer than I'd have allowed.

LOL, the protesters playing music, the police playing flash bang. The protesters shouting the police are spraying chemical weapons, the announcer and the camera man were sprayed directly in the face and had a flash bang thrown at their feet.

For broadcasting...

Dude, I've been watching Unicorn Riot on the ground for over an hour, plus The Meem Streams for over an hour. The front line of the protesters are definitely being provocative. How many times does a cop line have to say (paraphrasing here) "Back off, too close!" before defensive reaction is applicable here?




posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 11:31 PM
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The sit down looks like another occupy movement at a California University. But don't call it what it is, a civil rights demonstration.

Sit down, wiki



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 11:35 PM
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a reply to: Nyiah


...before defensive reaction is applicable here?


The cops aren't 'defending' the right of people to assemble and protest here. They are building to an offensive conclusion, resulting in injuries, to protect the state and the status quo, and 'punish' the people.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 11:36 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

We used to call them sit-ins. Also used for the Vietnam War protests.

The Sit-In Movement



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 11:36 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: Nyiah


...before defensive reaction is applicable here?


The cops aren't 'defending' the right of people to assemble and protest here. They are building to an offensive conclusion, resulting in injuries, to protect the state and the status quo, and 'punish' the people.

You're being deliberately obtuse on this one. Done with you, have fun with tonight's dramaz.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 11:37 PM
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a reply to: ~Lucidity

Chicago is a great example because 45 black people are murdered in a single weekend and BLM doesn't bat an eye.

But by all means, continue to ignore the real problem concerning violence against blacks for your own political agenda.

I'm sorry your so offended by someone pointing out the hypocrisy of a movement that claims to care about black lives.

edit on 9-7-2016 by Konduit because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 11:39 PM
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Ah. The 60's. I missed this constant conflict. Oh, no I didn't. Born on the 4th of July brought back all those bad memories. I haven't seen anything like that until now.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 11:43 PM
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originally posted by: ~Lucidity
a reply to: intrptr

We used to call them sit-ins. Also used for the Vietnam War protests.

The Sit-In Movement

Sit in was usually inside a building.

They got the road back. Game over...

Gonna go walk my dog. (late)
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posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 11:46 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

We sat in outside our school. Same concept though. That's just what we called it.

Enjoy your walk.
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posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 11:48 PM
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What do these people want?



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 11:51 PM
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originally posted by: Bone75
What do these people want?

To get the cops to finally let loose & have an excuse to waive the victim card?

Seriously, with all the crap chucked and all the playing chicken with cops via getting too close just in the last hour & a half I've been watching, that's all I can see as a goal right now.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 11:52 PM
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a reply to: Bone75

Go here and flip the black boxes.

ETA: I don't disagree if your implying that their statement of purpose and definition of their goals could be more crisp.

But ya gotta start somewhere....
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posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 11:56 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr

originally posted by: Metallicus

originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: intrptr

Their right to demonstrate should not impede anyone else's right to travel.

The highways and people on them are not what they're angry at.

And you have to wonder how many police calls will go unanswered because the cops have to babysit their butts on the highway?

If they want to lose support then impeding the highway is a great way to piss off us normal folks.

How "pissed" are you when the police execute unarmed civilians? Peoples commute times are more important... got it.


These things are unrelated.

Someone getting shot doesn't mean that the highway is shutdown unless you have moronic people that choose to do so.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 11:57 PM
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The police are not doing themselves any favors by targeting the media people and the cameras ....

Man this is ugly this is an armed attack by police on the people and they are using chemical weapons and god knows what else.....this will end up with more police being targeted as a result of their actions....what a mess



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 11:58 PM
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originally posted by: Konduit
a reply to: ~Lucidity

Chicago is a great example because 45 black people are murdered in a single weekend and BLM doesn't bat an eye.

But by all means, continue to ignore the real problem concerning violence against blacks for your own political agenda.

I'm sorry your so offended by someone pointing out the hypocrisy of a movement that claims to care about black lives.


They don't "bat and eye" because that is a different systemic issue that they don't happen to be addressing at the moment. That's not hypocrisy. That's your talking point.

Chicago has an issue just like most major cities do, and isn't even that high up on the list of the worst cities, yet a certain subset of people seem to be continuing the echo. And like I said, we all know why.

ETA: In case someone doesn't know why...

A search of "Chicago" on Breitbart.com yields 12,400 results like these: "Obama's Gun Control Not Working Out in Chicago"; "440+ School Age Children Shot in Gun-Controlled Chicago"; "Threat of Executive Order on Guns: Chicago Thuggery"; "Murder in Chicago: Obama, Emanuel Target Guns, Not Crime"; "Al Sharpton's Chicago Town Hall Erupts into Revolt." (Because, you see, it's important that you know there are black people in Chicago, and they get angry.)

"I would like to know where the absence of outrage is from the left: many Sandy Hooks take place every month in Chicago, the progressive model for gun control," right-wing shock-jock Dana Loesch complained. "If gun control worked, Chicago would be Mayberry!" shouted a conservative activist in an August video that went moderately viral on Hot Air and Fox Nation and the National Review (which also has obsessed about "Chicago, Guns, and Obama"). And so on with the Blaze, Glenn Beck's internet fever swamp, and Red State, and the Weekly Standard, and the Wall Street Journal op-ed page. And, of course, Drudge's beloved "CHICAGOLAND". [Source]

Freaking echo-chamber rhetoric that's getting really old.
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posted on Jul, 10 2016 @ 12:00 AM
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Might make me evil, but I hope the "reporter" for Unicorn Riot gets maced enough to be quiet. Dude is a hell of an annoying drama queen. Just STHU & film, bro.



posted on Jul, 10 2016 @ 12:01 AM
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originally posted by: Nyiah
Might make me evil, but I hope the "reporter" for Unicorn Riot gets maced enough to be quiet. Dude is a hell of an annoying drama queen. Just STHU & film, bro.


Stepping on his 1st Amendment rights?



posted on Jul, 10 2016 @ 12:02 AM
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They should march with an American flag singing the star spangled banner if they wanna make a point.. otherwise they're probably part of the problem



posted on Jul, 10 2016 @ 12:04 AM
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originally posted by: intrepid

originally posted by: Nyiah
Might make me evil, but I hope the "reporter" for Unicorn Riot gets maced enough to be quiet. Dude is a hell of an annoying drama queen. Just STHU & film, bro.


Stepping on his 1st Amendment rights?

Lol, everyone's wished for a miraculous event to quiet an annoying rambler at some point or another. Sometimes it happens.
This guy is in love with the sound of his own voice, hasn't given the pipes a rest yet



posted on Jul, 10 2016 @ 12:05 AM
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originally posted by: ssenerawa
They should march with an American flag singing the star spangled banner if they wanna make a point.. otherwise they're probably part of the problem

And why is that? They're Americans in America and they can only make a point if they march with an American flag and sign the American national anthem?

How does not doing that make them part of the problem? What problem?



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