OWS: Code Pink Members Arrested + NYPD Using Snatch and Grab To Arrest Peaceful Protesters

#NYPD arrests woman for holding up bra on sidewalk #BofA also @raeabileah #codepink #ows #s17

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Sep 16, 2012 by

CoDirector Rae Abileah arrested during a Bra toss outside of Bank of America in NYC. The police arrested her for “blocking a sidewalk” on the corner of Washington Place and W 14th street. They targeted her and arrested her for standing up against Big Banks.

For more info on Rae and CODEPINK check out CODEPINK.org

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CodePink Activist Rae Abileah Disrupts Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress

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Move Over AIPAC Protest

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Democracy Now!
May 25, 2011

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech was warmly received by Democrats and Republicans in Congress on Tuesday. According to ABC News, he received 29 standing ovations during his address—four more than President Obama received during his State of the Union address earlier in the year. However, there was at least one dissenting voice inside the halls of Congress on Tuesday. Rae Abileah, a Jewish-American activist of Israeli descent with the peace group CodePink, disrupted Netanyahu’s speech. Standing in the congressional gallery, she yelled, “No more occupation! Stop Israel war crimes! Equal rights for Palestinians! Occupation is indefensible!” As she screamed, members in the audience tackled her to the ground, and undercover security forces later dragged her outside. She was taken to George Washington University Hospital where she was treated for neck and shoulder injuries. At the hospital, police arrested Abileah and charged her with disorderly conduct for disrupting Congress. Her protest came as part a week-long series of actions organized by CodePink called Move Over AIPAC. We speak to Abileah about why she used nonviolent civil disobedience to disrupt Netanayahu’s speech. [includes rush transcript]

via “Netanyahu is the Main Obstacle to Peace”: CodePink Activist Disrupts Israeli PM Speech to Congress

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