Chris Hedges: OWS – The Ruling Elite Is Nervous + Violent and Mass Arrests by NYPD

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September 15, 2012

Occupy Wall Street S15

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Sep 17, 2012 by

Today protesters are gathering in downtown Manhattan to mark the first anniversary of Occupy Wall Street movement which kicked out a year ago in Zuccotti Park. RT’s Marina Portnaya is speaking with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author Christopher Hedges about the impact of the OWS movement and its future.

Chris Hedges: ‘OWS – the story is far from over’

Chris Hedges spent two decades as a foreign reporter covering wars in Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. His latest books are Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, Death of the Liberal Class, and The World as It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress.


Sep 17, 2012 by

Sep. 17, 2012: At about 9 AM, as hundreds of protesters marched up the sidewalk on Broadway, the NYPD suddenly lunged into the crowd and separated the march into halves (and later chopped those into smaller pieces, too). Here, a few Occupy Wall Street protesters are seen arrested, but then the NYPD refuses to let the march continue up the sidewalk. After about another thirty seconds or so (fast-forwarded), the protesters begin to chant the NYPD “is blocking pedestrian traffic,” the very ‘criminal’ act that we protesters are most often charged with by them. Under pressure, the NYPD retreats and lets the march proceed!

NYPD makes arrest, blocks pedestrian traffic, retreats under pressure, NYC, #S17, #OWS


Sep 17, 2012 by

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of New York on September 17 to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, but the events weren’t exactly all celebratory. Here a photojournalist attempting to document the arrest of two protesters in New Yorkis shoved to the ground by members of the NYPD. By mid-afternoon, it was reported that as many as 140 arrests had already been confirmed.

Violent arrests and police attacks on photographers at Occupy anniversary


Sep 17, 2012 by

Hundreds of police barricaded the New York Stock Exchange as Occupy Wall Street protesters swarmed the Financial District for the movement’s one-year anniversary, with over [181] reportedly arrested.


Mass arrests in NYC as OWS movement marks one year


Updated Sept. 18, 2012

[longer version of above video #3.]

Sep 18, 2012 by RussiaToday

Hundreds of police barricaded the New York Stock Exchange as Occupy Wall Street protesters swarmed the Financial District for the movement’s one-year anniversary, with over 180 reportedly arrested. Police made 180 arrests by Monday evening, primarily for “disorderly conduct” or impeding “vehicular or pedestrian traffic.”

OWS video: Police attack photographer, violently arrest protesters


Sep 17, 2012 by

The video of the baton incident with the NYC council member starts at 2 min 40 sec in. This video was shot live at 11:30 pm 9/17/12 during Occupy Wall Streets 1 year anniversary at Liberty Park.

NYC City Council member Jumaane Williams Batoned by NYPD at #S17 #OWS


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  6. This is just appalling, contemptible. We are inundated with hypocritical drivel about the Arab Spring and then we witness this barbaric heavy handed response by the misguided police goon-squads of the unworthy rich, flexing their muscular frontal lobe-damaged depravity in the most trumpeted ” democracy” leading the “free world” ~ what has happened to the rule of law when “law” enforcement is transformed into such gratuitous and blatant victimisation? Free assembly? Free speech? Freedom of conscience? These are mere empty slogans in a privileged society gone mad…what has happened to the intelligentsia of America where genuinely representative voices of thinking people are so desperately needed? Are all those comfortably off tenured experts and celebrity specialists having a well earned rest? What will it take, an earthquake?

  7. Corporate policestate! Bankers policestate! Banksters Policestate! Military industrial Policestate! Terrorpolicestate! Plutocracy policestate! Corporate Media policestate.

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