NYPD cracking heads and pepper spraying protesters under cover of darknessPosted: October 5, 2011
It figures New York’s “finest” would wait until after dark to break out the mace and nightsticks. This video is from We Are Change. It’s pretty chaotic, but it shows police beating and pepper spraying #OccupyWallStreet protesters. These thugs don’t seem to understand that their Gestapo tactics are having the effect of bringing more media attention to a protest that was largely ignored for a couple of weeks.
Occupy Wall Street is providing updates as they come in. They also have several videos of tonight’s action. Latest updates:
Reports of arrests.
Updates as we get them.
UPDATE 9:35 – Reports of batons used. Mounted officers are present at Liberty Square. Barricades are set up on Liberty and Broadway.
UPDATE 9:48 – Reports of our medics treating several pepper sprayed protesters.
UPDATE 10:09 – At least twenty arrested.
This video is from Russia Today. Isn’t it strange how we have to go to the foreign press for info these days? Shades of the old Soviet Union and Pravda.
Here’s some video from today’s protests in Los Angeles, Boston, and Chicago: