Is it just me or is anyone else sick of anti-war protesters being labeled as anarchists and racists? It just doesn't make any sense to me. Most of
these people just want peace, civil liberties, and possibly investigations and justice for crimes committed.
Every time one group protests one thing they get lumped together with the other groups protesting something else. If a protester isn't an anarchist
the protester is a racist or something equally ridiculous.
For example, on CNN Wolf Blitzer was covering the protests and figured he had to interject, "some of them anarchists" when talking about the people
protesting the G20 summit in Pittsburgh. Lets face it, this protest was NOT about anarchy and he clearly knows it. Sure, some individuals might have
been anarchists, but the vast majority of them were probably protesting for other reasons.
Besides, weren't the ones dressed up as anarchists and causing trouble really undercover
police officers? So the police plants people in the crowd to act disruptive and then the news covers the violent stereotype to discredit the
legitimate concerns of the people, while allowing the police to use all kinds of brutal technology and tactics against ordinary citizens. This is how
they break up a peaceful, nonviolent protest, which we are entitled to have. We have the RIGHT to peacefully assemble.
This is a clear violation of our first amendment rights. They meet a peaceful protest with riot police. They shoot tear gas at everyone, even the
media. They use their giant sound machines and even rubber bullets if they need them to disperse the anti-war, pro-civil-liberties protesters. They
use agent provocateurs disguised as anarchists to discredit the movement while giving the police the ability to forcefully extract people without
reading them their rights. They use their control over the media to spread lies about the nature of the protests so people don't even learn about
how their very own rights are being taken away constantly. Stand up for your rights and use these opportunities to show people who otherwise don't
know what is going on just how severely everything is being manipulated right now.
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