Sunday, 30 October 2011
USA's sham 'democracy' is exposed
THE USA is showing the world what it really means by democracy, as police thugs are sent in to break up Occupy protests.
The latest nauseating incident came in Denver, Colorado.
Explained a report on Indymedia: "There are few scarier sights than that of 100 police officers putting on gas masks. That view, along with the largest showing of police force yet, graced Occupy Denver's weekly rally today when state and city police reacted to the renewed presence of tents.
"The unrest was met with pepper spray, batons, an unknown number of arrests and at least one protester being shot out of a tree with a round of rubber bullets.
"'It was a great party until the police crashed it with hundreds of rubber bullet guns,' says protester Kerri Kellerman, who was arrested during both of the first two rounds. 'We keep putting on peaceful protests, and they keep crashing them until it's not peaceful at all anymore once they're here'.
"Early in the day, Occupy organizers called out on social media for people to show up in mass numbers for the Saturday rally to support efforts to "take back the park." This focused mostly on setting up eleven tents as a symbol of the movement's freedom and a reminder of the need it faces for shelter from increasingly cold weather. The majority of the tents were reclaimed from the state patrol yesterday by protesters with IDs after they were removed from the group's previous site in Lincoln Park.
"By the time the day's approximately 2,000-person march rounded its way back to the campsite, with a long stop in front of the Capitol building, officers had mobilized and formed ranks around the area in preparation.
"At about 3:30 p.m., the first round of violent interaction occurred on the side of the park opposite the tents. Officers moved in on the gathering with rubber bullet guns already out and pointed -- an increase in aggression compared to the beginnings of previous demonstrations.
"As protesters grouped to shout chants at the cops and form a barrier between the officers and the camp, police opened fire on the group and openly sprayed tear gas at any occupiers standing in the way. One protester, Andrew Cleres, was shot from a tree with an entire round of rubber bullets while taking photos of the scene."
Meanwhile, authorities in Nashville have tried to use a curfew to stop the protests, thus further revealing the truth behind the big lie of American 'free speech'.