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Police with horses charge protesters at Occupy Wall Street + Occupy Rome protest turns violent

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Updated: Oct. 17, 2011

on Oct 15, 2011

Horses charge people at Occupy Wall Street NY

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on Oct 15, 2011

Violence has broken out in Rome as tens of thousands nicknamed “the indignant” have marched in European cities in protest against capitalism and austerity measures.

As the “Occupy Wall Street” protests took place across the globe on Saturday, some protesters in Rome smashed shop windows, torched cars and attacked news crews.

Black smoke billowed into the air in downtown Rome as a small group of violent protesters broke away from the main demonstration. They smashed car windows, set vehicles on fire and assaulted two news crews of Sky Italia, the TV station reported. Others burned Italian and EU flags.

Al Jazeera’s Claudio Lavanga reports from Rome, the Italian capital.

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on Oct 15, 2011

All over the globe people are rising up and demanding their rights in a worldwide rally of discontent as protests inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement spread around the world on Saturday.

Occupy London clashes: Fighting erupts at UK protest

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Occupy Everywhere: Switzerland, Melbourne, Australia, Tokyo, Japan, Hong Kong, China

Oct 15, 2011 by

Occupy Everywhere: Switzerland, Melbourne, Australia, Tokyo, Japan, Hong Kong, China

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on Oct 15, 2011

Throngs of participants with the Occupy Wall Street movement marched to Times Square in New York City on October 15 in a mass protest. Once there, however, their peaceful demonstration quickly turned violent as cops attacked protesters with batons, pepper spray and . . . horses? RT marched along with them in Manhattan and collected some of this footage, which chronicles the journey from Washington Square Park to Times Square on Saturday afternoon.

Occupy Wall Street protesters attacked and arrested at Times Square

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on Oct 15, 2011

10/15/11
Citibank arrests and locks in people who are trying to withdraw their money. See the NYPD fascist pigs at the Citibank trough.

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via http://politics.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474980587518

Citibank Arrests Customers For Withdrawing Money

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Updated

on Oct 17, 2011

Chief of the Department Joseph Esposito, the highest ranking uniformed member of the NYPD, pulled his officers back with one hand and pushed protesters away with the other. He signaled to the protesters for calm, then patted his cops on the chests and shoulders. It wasn’t the first time. Two weeks ago during the large march on the Brooklyn Bridge, when a policeman tried to yank a mask from a protester’s face, Esposito grabbed the cop by the back of the belt and pulled him back from the police skirmish line. He visibly scolded the policeman, and when a scuffle broke out, Esposito was in the center to end the tension. More than 700 marchers were arrested that day, but overall there was little violence. Perhaps the protesters in Times Square remembered this. They started screaming, “Esposito! Esposito!” The chief gave an acknowledging smile and a little wave. Then a chant of, “Overworked and underpaid! We do this for you.” After another 20 minutes, Esposito returned to the barricade, where protesters yelled that their only demand was to cross the intersection. Esposito yelled “Mike check”—the signal the protesters shout when they want to speak— and smiled as the crowd erupted. When the cheering subsided, Esposito asked if they would cross the street peacefully should the barricades be opened. After receiving an affirmative cheer, the chief nodded at one of his captains.

NYPD Chief Joseph Esposito intervenes between thug cops & OWS protesters at Times Square

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Why the Elites Are in Trouble by Chris Hedges

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