Posts Tagged ‘Rubber Bullets’

Washington’s Blog
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.

Here is footage:
http://www.ustream.tv/embed/recorded/20073032?ub=5D1719&lc=CD311B&oc=ffffff&uc=ffffff
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:

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