January 29, 2012
New Violence and Press Intimidation
Kevin Gosztola notes:
Oakland police in riot gear fired smoke, tear gas, flash bang grenades and rubber bullets at Occupy Oakland protesters trying to take a vacant building this afternoon.
As usual at Occupy protests, reporters were harassed. Indeed because of the intentional harassment of reporters at Occupy protests the U.S. has fallen to 47th in global press freedom rankings.
For twitter updates which include protesters taking over city Hall and police brutality see this twitter feed and these livestreams:
"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first." Thomas Jefferson