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WORLD AIDS DAY:U.S. Park Police arrested 40 demonstrators

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posted on Dec, 1 2007 @ 02:32 PM
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WORLD AIDS DAY:U.S. Park Police arrested 40 demonstrators


www.commondreams.org

The U.S. Park Police arrested 40 demonstrators outside the White House as they chanted for sweeping changes to the George W. Bush administration’s domestic and global AIDS policies.

The protesters were part of a larger rally in Lafayette Park just across Pennsylvania Avenue before they broke off and walked up to the perimeter fence on the north side of the White House and sat down in a line.
After three public warnings stating that their demonstration permit had been revoked and asking the crowd to disperse from an area cordoned off with police barricades and yellow tape, the protesters were arrested for disobeying an official order.

The arrestees, mostly college students, responded to the warnings by chanting, “Warning one, warning two, warning three, warning eight. We won’t leave ’til you cut the red tape,” before being cuffed with plastic ties, and carted away in Park Police wagons.
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posted on Dec, 1 2007 @ 02:32 PM
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Arrested for disobeying an order...

That's so funny, couldn't be arrested for anything else so they got them for that instead.

1984 is now, with no doubt.

How many times do we hear of trumped up charges just to get an arrest or to solve a situation.

Why can the law be so easily twisted to assist the powers. In times of urgency or dire need, then yes, twist the laws as you like, but for a peaceful protest or other such event is just down right daft.

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posted on Dec, 1 2007 @ 03:19 PM
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If they had remained standing they probably wouldn't have been arrested as quickly.

Not only did they deviate from the permit approved demonstration area, but sit downs are an intentional disruption of free movement and therefore illegal.

The morons had fair warning to move. They failed to do so and were justifiably arrested.



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