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Originally posted by omarm1984
Ok heres the back story:
The tarps were there protecting our stuff from the rain. As you may know, many protesters have been sleeping in this park.
When we came back from marching around Wall st. The cops decided they wanted to take away the tarps, but they wouldn't tell us why. So a few people laid down on top of the tarps so that the cops wouldn't take them. This is when the cops started picking those people up and throwing them out. As you can see at the 0:20 mark, that's a person getting thrown in the air by a cop.
We have permits, there's absolutely no reason for this to have taken place. The cops were just taking advantage our numbers that dwindled by the rain. They only did this to instigate us, because if they really had to take the tarps, they would've done it when most of us were away marching.
Most of these protesters have college degrees, they are all very well read and well spoken. They are not dead beats, they are dressed to get dirty not to impress the fashion police.
This is what democracy looks like.
mean seriously how can cops just do this crap and get away with it? How can other cops just stand there and watch it?
Originally posted by omarm1984
This happened this morning at 10am
Cops tried to take our stuff for no reason. As always NO media coverage.
edit on Tue Sep 20 2011 by DontTreadOnMe because: edited in error
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by omarm1984
People just can't set up and camp out wherever they please, for however long they please. Society wouldn't work very well for very long with that going on just so kids can feel special and get some TV time.
edit on 20-9-2011 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by TiM3LoRd
Ahh children so full of energy. The only way to beat them is not to become them but to turn them into us
Think about it
Originally posted by windword
I'm going to assume that this demonstration had a legal permit, or this would've happened much earlier. I am further guessing that the permit expired last night, or this morning.
I really didn't see any police violence, no tasers, doesn't mean it didn't happen. It reminded me of the peacefull sit-ins of the '60 and '70, that did result in real violence. But this wasn't anything like those days.
“People have a right to protest, and if they want to protest, we’ll be happy to make sure they have locations to do it,” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Sept. 15 at a press conference. “As long as they do it where other people’s rights are respected, this is the place where people can speak their minds, and that’s what makes New York New York.”
Originally posted by Skewed
reply to post by Swills
Actually the path should be...
1. Ask to change their ways.
2. civil disobedience.
3. crack their skulls.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.