posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 09:25 AM
Search YouTube and watch other protest videos from the G20 in Pitt. There's a lot of footage of people standing towards the back of the groups with
their faces hidden, throwing rocks and bottles at the police crowds.
In one video the crowd pushes a large dumpster down the street trying to run it into police personel and vehicles. Picking up and throwing or kicking
tear gas canisters back into the police crowds. The police forces had been dealing with this all day.
Let's take a look at this video that was posted. You have a large crowd of protestors, that may or may not have been assaultive towards the police as
someone mentioned, gathered together in a city park at night. We see this guy in the video, standing around with a bullhorn, goading the protest
group. They were told over and over to disperse and leave the area, but they and he continued to protest. The police force finally stepped in and took
Notice how the video has been edited to only show what the guy wants you to see. You can't hear what he is saying to the crowds through his bullhorn.
You don't see what had taken place prior to or during this altercation with the police. The only thing that he has presented is his side of the story
and edited footage so as not to paint him or his group in a negative light.
We do not have the constitutional right to protest like many people think. No human rights instrument or national constitution grants the absolute
right to protest. However, protest may be a manifestation of the right to freedom of assembly, the right to freedom of association, and the right to
freedom of speech.
Restriction of the freedom to assembly, if it is necessary, in a democratic society in the interests of national security or public safety, public
order, the protection of public health or morals or the protection of the rights and freedoms of others.
What we have here is the perfect example of people over stepping their constitutional right to freedom of assembly and then crying foul when the
police show up. These people think they have the right to act Cart Blanche asd claim to be innocent protestors.
They want to stand at the end of the dog's chain and continuously taunt the dog through words and actions, even after being warned. When the dog
finally gets loose and bites their ass, then they stand up and whine about how they were doing nothing wrong and that the dog attacked them for no
reason and no fault of their own doing.
This guy is trying to make it look like they were just standing around peacefully and the big bad cops busted in and started whoopin folks asses for
no reason at all.
He's going to take this video to court with him and show it to the judge/jury in an attempt to make themselves look good. Then the judge is going to
ask for the unedited footage that was taken and more than likely the proof behind the charges will be shown.
Don't get me wrong. I am all about standing up for our rights and taking action, but just because we have the right to bear arms, does not mean we
can stand in the middle of the town square and unload clips of amunition into the sky.
The Rights and Freedoms port forth and given to us through the Constitution are for the responsible and should be respected by BOTH sides of the law.