Posts Tagged Protests
July 31, 2012
Ten months ago Occupy Wall street movement kicked off in New York and for the last eight months a couple of top law schools in the country have been looking in depth at police response to the protesters. The study revealed that there was a systematic effort by police to suppress those protests even though the protesters were following the laws and being peaceful. In total there is 130 incidents of excessive or unwarranted force. John Knefel of Radio Dispatch joins RT’s Kristine Frazao from New York to explain how that could happen.
July 31, 2012
July 25, 2012
As the mainstream media catches up to the chaos in Anaheim, similar outrage is brewing in Dallas – hundreds of protesters there have been taking to the streets after an officer shot and killed a suspect that reportedly was unarmed. According to police, the victim – James Harper -was shot after leading cops on a chase. The officer claims though that he feared for his life. Some protesters believe it was racially motivated and is just one example of a corrupt police force. Anna Merlan of the Dallas Observer joins RT’s Liz Wahl for an update.
July 24, 2012
Expect Strikes and Protests to Spread to Italy; Another Look at Why Italy Will Exit the Eurozone Before Spain
by: Michael Shedlock
Friday, July 20, 2012
Anti-euro sentiment in Italy is already very strong and about to get stronger. Eurointellihence has come interesting comments today regarding Italy.
The demonstrations and protests [in Spain] are very likely now to spread to Italy. The country’s largest union, CGIL, said there would be a public-sector strike in September to oppose the Italian government latest austerity plan, Il Fatto Quotidiano reports.
According to Susanna Camusso, CGIL head, its union will launch “a general strike of the public sector against the umpteenth measure.” The cuts, to avert a 2% increase in VAT scheduled for September, include a 10% reduction of staff and 20% reduction of managers of public-sector.
The complete package, result of the spending review conducted by Mario Monti, will save over €26bn until 2014. The measure, which will go before the Parliament at the end of July, was approved by the cabinet two weeks ago.
July 20, 2012
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Many many helicopters hover above the streets. Full riot gear was worn by some officers during the ordeal. Rubber bullets and other projectiles were in use. The police were very aggressive. All this over chalk painting on the sidewalk?
In the video @ 4:49, you can see a man in a white t-shirt shot at very close range with a projectile weapon. He falls to the ground and is clearly incapacitated. The police then run up and violently kick him in the face while he is laying on the ground. He is then taken away in cuffs.
July 14, 2012
June 27, 2012
March 19, 2012
The First Amendment right to assemble and protest is going to get a black eye in 2012—as it has every time there has been an upsurge in America’s social justice movements.
Already in city after city, protesters and civil rights lawyers are troubled by proposed and newly enacted anti-protest rules, many of which are likely to be found unconstitutional if they have their day in court. In the meantime mayors, police and in some cases federal agencies are making detailed plans to thwart protests at local and national events.
In many cities, ordinances aimed at Occupy protesters are emerging to restrict protests and anything resembling camping on sidewalks, streets and parks. New fees are being drawn up to discourage large demonstrations. Anti-leafleting and postering rules are also muzzling people trying to spread the word about events. And all of that is being shepherded with a new pretext for using paramilitary tactics, replacing last year’s “health and safety” excuse for sweeping away Occupy sites with the rationale of protecting “national security” in a presidential election year.