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Military Muscle Will Show in G-20 City

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posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 08:59 AM
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Originally posted by GorehoundLarry
A lot of the kids who were running around causing trouble weren't even protesters. They just wanted to destroy stuff.

I think Pittsburgh just enjoys to riot lol
It also kind of makes the Actual protesters look....well, look very very very bad and perhaps even targets to more vicious attacks by paranoid cops.



That's what I find interesting about these protests. 99.9% of the people attending are just there to try to have their views heard, but you always have that .1% who starts off the violence and then disappears. I watched the march from Lawrenceville yesterday. I watched a coward run up behind the front of the march and throw a stone through the windshield of a police cruiser and then run back into the crowd. The police then grabbed the two people that this coward hid behind and arrested them. Both of the people who were arrested now know how to get into contact with me and I will be happy to testify for them in Court.

I have one simple question. Several of these protests are about the lack of jobs in the area. How does destroying a local family owned restaraunt further these goals? Twenty people are going to be out of work for the weeks that it takes to rebuild it, if the family can afford to rebuild.




posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 08:59 AM
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I wonder if they will try to bomb the U.N. so it leaves only the mighty G-20 to run things. The rest of the goons are still in N.Y. talking bad about the U.S.

Today all Muslims are having a national day of prayer here in the states. A bombing today would make perfect sense given the G-20s stated goals.



posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 09:01 AM
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Yes, I been watching the news, but already the Christan's in nation will be protesting that prayer.

This is going to be interesting.



posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 11:28 AM
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From Moriah Balingit

In a news release today, the National Lawyers Guild said their legal observers witnessed actions by police that they deemed "unwarranted."

They cited the use of tear gas and long-range acoustic devices "in residential neighborhoods on small streets where families and small children were exposed." And they compared the confrontation betweens students and police in Oakland last night, in which many student spectators became caught up in the melee, "akin to Kent State."

Additionally, they complained that police were not easily identifiable and that some rolled up their sleeves to conceal their armband identification.




posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 11:35 AM
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11:50 am

From Jerome L. Sherman

Hundreds of protesters just flooded the street at the corner of Craft and Fifth Ave in Oakland, chanting anti-war slogans and "Whose streets? Our streets!"

The crowd is blocking traffic from heading down Fifth.




posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 11:42 AM
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From Jon Silver

11:45 a.m.

Police officers are arriving at Craft and Forbes - a block from the planned start of the Merton Center march -- in yellow school buses and Budget rental vans. The officers are getting their riot gear ready.




posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 11:51 AM
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12:20 p.m.

Some in the crowd at Fifth and Craft want police officers to identify themselves. The officers have identification armbands, but they don't specify what agency or department the officer works for. "We have a right to know who we are oppressed by," said Bill Wolfe, 52, an environmental professional from Ringoes, N.J., has two children who are students at Carnegie Mellon University. "I pay my taxes, I have every right to know." He's there to advocate in favor of policies to reduce global warming. He's on a bike, and said that about 20 officers in riot gear came through the crowd and some were pushing and bumping people. "It ws very intimidating, very, kind of provocative. I didn't think there was any reason for it. Those are the kinds of things that precipitate violence." Lillian Thomas



One of the things I found most disturbing yesterday was the very large contigents of Ohio State Troopers being deployed in Pennsylvania.

It is true that they were deputized by the Governor and Mayor of Pittsburgh but why do I find it offensive that one state's law enforcement officers would essentially be used to police the citizen's of another state.

Also troubling where the police who were wearing Camoflauge pants also without clear identication as to which branch of Government they represeneted.



posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 12:17 PM
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Barely two minutes into the march, a row of riot-clad police officers had an unusual encounter with a clown.

A man calling himself Vermin Supreme, a self-described anarchist dressed in a long, green jacket with patches and a pair of eyeballs hanging from it, raised a bullhorn in the direction of the officers.

"Hello. Love you. Nice to see you. Loving you. Thanks for coming," he said.

The officers stared expressionless back at the clown as he moved past them on Fifth Avenue. Some of the other protesters patted him on the back.



This is a cute feelgood story of the human spirit.

The clowns meet the clown. If only the one group knew how silly they look by comparison.



posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 12:19 PM
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1:07 pm

From China Millman

Around 12:40 p.m., the sound of sirens and barking dogs brought dozens of shoppers and store employees out onto Walnut street, a commercial strip of mostly high-end stores - many boarded up - that's already on edge.

Eight police vehicles, including several K-9 units, screeched to a halt in front of Victoria's Secret, one of the intended targets of today's everywhere protests. Everyone scanned the streets, looking for anarchists or other demonstrators, but there was nothing to be seen.

Leaving their cars and trucks parked along the no-parking side of Walnut Street, a group of seven or eight officers walked purposefully down the street toward Banana Republic, one of the boarded-up stores.

But they weren't looking for protestors, they were looking for lunch.

They checked a soon-to-be-open pizza place, and then after consulting with a helpful dog-walker, headed toward Max & Erma's.

"See if they have a table for 13," instructed one officer to another.



Oh the rigors of police work!

I imagine it will be a let down to these officers when they have to go back to something a little closer to serving the public instead of royalty as armed henchmen.



posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 12:21 PM
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From Jon Silver

12:55 p.m.

The march just began. The crowd is chanting: "U.S. out of the Middle East, No Justice no peace." Right at the front of the line is a big white banner that says "Pittsburghers for Peace." We're making our way down Fifth. There is a line of state police in riot gear lining both sides of the street. Another chant is "Hey hey ho ho Corporate Welfare has got to go"



Nothing like running the Gauntlet.

Where is Clint Eastwood when you need him.

Hopefully the day stays peaceful all the way around.



posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 12:28 PM
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At least 3 aircraft, pretty sure to be F-15s as far as I can see, have appeared in orbit routes over the city and South Hills area. Was noisy a few minutes ago, but quieter now.

[edit on 9/25/09 by scooterstrats]



posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 12:33 PM
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Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler

From Moriah Balingit

Additionally, they complained that police were not easily identifiable and that some rolled up their sleeves to conceal their armband identification.


Same tactic in the London G20. They covered their badges and ID numbers so they could get away with abusing protestors.

Swines.



posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 12:58 PM
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Originally posted by mr-lizard

Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler

From Moriah Balingit

Additionally, they complained that police were not easily identifiable and that some rolled up their sleeves to conceal their armband identification.


Same tactic in the London G20. They covered their badges and ID numbers so they could get away with abusing protestors.

Swines.


It's kind of like one big happy holiday for the cops, show their muscles, abuse their power, and get paid overtime for it!

What a world we live in. It seems like the only people who are every held accountable are the accountants who issue the paychecks and that's only to the people waiting on the check!



posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 01:00 PM
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KDKA now reports there was an airspace intrusion. That will explain the F-15's then.



posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 01:04 PM
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From Bill Schackner

1:20 p.m.

The march is entering the Hill District.

It has picked up an escort 50 yards ahead -- about a dozen police motorcycles and an unmarked SUV packed with riot-clad police officers.

And at Moultrie Street, another contingent of police began walking on the sidewalks, shadowing the marchers.

At the head of the colorful procession, people are holding a banner that proclaims: "Pittsburghers for Peace."




1:29 pm

From Jon Schmitz

Police clamped tighter restrictions on Downtown this afternoon as a march began in Oakland.

Scores of police wearing riot gear were deployed along Fifth Avenue, and starting at 1 p.m., pedestrians were being directed away from that street by uniformed troops at Market Street. Port Authority buses were being detoured away from Fifth Avenue, and at least one business -- the PNC Bank branch on Fifth, which was one of the few bank branches staying open during the G-20 -- was ordered by the city to close.




1:46 pm

From Sadie Gurman

There are many familiar faces in the crowd today.

Many members of the anarchist groups who risked arrest in demonstrations across the city are among todays permitted marchers, saying the actions serve different but equally important purposes.

Alex Bradley, an anarchist who was on the front lines of yesterdays demonstrations, has returned today. This time he has traded his all black attire for a pair of blue jogging shorts and a T shirt. He described yesterday's actions, led largely by the anti-authoritarian group Pittsburgh G20 Resistance Project, as "people power" and todays march as "an appeal to people in power" but said both have merit.

"Everyone has a right to choose their own tactics," said another marcher in both actions, Amanda Zeiders, of Bloomfield.




From Dennis B. Roddy

1:45 p.m.



The crowd has reached about 2,000 marchers.




From Jonathan D. Silver

1:55 p.m.

The marchers have entered Downtown.

The front of the line now is at Ross Street.

Police with dogs are watching the marchers, but things are peaceful at this point.



posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 01:07 PM
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Originally posted by scooterstrats
KDKA now reports there was an airspace intrusion. That will explain the F-15's then.


Yes that would explain, for no one but the government should dare to intrude the air


Oh boy



posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 01:08 PM
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Originally posted by scooterstrats
KDKA now reports there was an airspace intrusion. That will explain the F-15's then.


Hey do they still sell Tom Collins Mint Ginger Ale there in Pittsburgh?

Boy that stuff was good!



posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 01:12 PM
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I scanned through and didn't see it so if it's been posted already, my apologies:



Wait for the ending. Surreal.

[edit on 25/9/2009 by kosmicjack]



posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 01:14 PM
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No that one hasn't been posted yet, thanks for adding that Kosmicjack!



posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 01:58 PM
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Wow Kosmicjack that was one very disturbing and hard video to watch, those were the precurser events to when Brian Todd of CNN got tear gassed yesterday.

I was born in that town, I am absolutely in a state of shock after watching that video, I have never seen anything so disturbing in America.

I think what the protestors really need is mirrors so the police could really look at themselves and see just what a mindless mob they truly are.

Wow!



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