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Police tactics used to disperse a large student assembly at the University of Pittsburgh on Friday evening have become the focus of an Internet media firestorm.
Multiple videos of the police action against apparently peaceful students have surfaced on the Internet. Confirmed details apart from recordings are scarce at this hour, but the first clip included below shows two officers in riot gear hitting a young female with batons, while others show numerous seemingly random arrests taking place as students were forced out of the public areas on campus by police firing tear gas and other projectiles.
The right to a protest is guaranteed under the first amendment. Yet these people were oblivious of that and they used force to disrupt a peaceful student assembly that weren't doing anything wrong.
Public safety officials said Friday night that 83 people were arrested at protests and other events and about $50,000 in property damage was done during the two-day summit, which ended Friday. They said a man who smashed store and business windows in the city's Oakland section on Thursday night was responsible for about $20,000 in damage.
A permit to exercise your First Amendment rights. You would probably be happy if people had to have permission to travel.
the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Please explain to me, where in the constitution does it say a permit is required to protest?
So protesting doesn't achieve anything?
Originally posted by colloredbrothers
Man this is like in those movies, exactly! its sick