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Archive | Protests

RT America Correspondent Kaelyn Forde, Camera Man Jon Conway Arrested Covering SOA Watch Protest

RT correspondent Kaelyn Forde and cameraman Jon Conway were arrested over the weekend filming a demonstration against the SOA in Fort Benning, GA. Police are still considering another charge against them, for allegedly failing to obey officers’ instructions. Kaelyn Forde, who’s at the center of the story, described the police’s actions as ‘brutal’. Western Hemisphere […]

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Police Officers Suspended Sunday After UC Davis Pepper Spray Incident Friday

Video of a tense standoff between police and Occupy demonstrators at the University of California, Davis shows an officer using pepper spray on a group of protesters who appear to be sitting passively on the ground with their arms interlocked. Two University of California, Davis police officers involved in the pepper spraying of seated protesters […]

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More Than 240 Arrested; 5 Charged with Felony Assault Occupy Wall Street, New York

Occupy Protesters face off with police in New York. Hundreds of demonstrators were arrested nationwide, mostly in New York. More than 240 protesters were arrested, five protesters were charged with felony assault, and seven police officers and 10 protesters were injured yesterday in New York’s Occupy Wall Street protesters’ “Day of Action.”

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Over 24 Arrested in Los Angeles During Occupy Wall Street Demonstrations

More than two dozen Occupy protesters were arrested in L.A. They were part of 300 occupy demonstrators arrested nationwide. The Los Angeles figure rose to about 80 arrested at Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. Demonstrators were located in the city’s financial district, blocking streets and setting up some tents near a Bank of America high rise. […]

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New York’s Zuccotti Park Cleared of Occupy Wall Street Protesters and Debris

Police arrested 70 protesters at New York’s Zuccotti Park early Tuesday, including some who chained themselves together, while clearing the park so that sanitation crews could clean it. Protesters will be allowed to return, without sleeping bags, tents and tarps. Businesses have complained the Occupy Streets protesters are disrupting their local, small business operations.

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Oakland Police Install Barricades Near City Hall to Deter “Occupy Oakland” Protesters

Oakland police were putting up barricades early Monday morning, ratcheting up pressure for demonstrators to leave the main “Occupy Oakland” site in front of City Hall. Oakland Mayor’s Statement “Now is the time for the encampment to end”

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‘Occupy’ Protesters Heckle Bachmann, Disrupt Speech in South Carolina

Occupy Wall Street protesters interrupted a foreign policy speech by Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, saying she was more concerned with dividing Americans than helping them. A Michele Bachmann speech was interrupted by Occupy Wall Street protesters while speaking on foreign policy during an event in South Carolina on Thursday. During the Occupy trademark amplified […]

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Riots After Penn State Firing of Football Coach Joe Paterno; WTAJ-TV News Van Flipped Over

Police in riot gear dispersed about 2,000 Penn State students who took to the streets after the ouster of football coach Joe Paterno. Crowds toppled a television news van and at least one photographer was pelted with a rock. Crazed Penn State students were confronted by police in riot gear Wednesday night after the students […]

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Iraq War Veteran Injured During Oakland Protests

An Iraq War veteran, Scott Olsen, was critically injured by a projectile that struck him in the head during the chaotic conflict between police and protestors in Oakland Tuesday. It’s unclear what the object was or who threw it. Olsen, 24, was unconscious after being struck in the head by an unknown projectile at the […]

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Strange Encounter Between Chicago 1st Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and National Nurses United Arrestees

VIDEO: Chant, “Drop the charges now!” with protesters holding professionally produced posters as they demanded that charges related to a Grant Park Occupy Chicago protest be dropped. Protesters complained that they were in jail for 23 hours with lack of medication, lack of food, and lack of mattresses in cold jail cells. Spokeswoman Felicia Davis […]

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Oakland: “Who Are You Protecting?” Chants, Tear Gas, Arrests, Camps Dispersed

Dozens of police in riot gear and hundreds of protesters in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement clashed in downtown Oakland Tuesday, with authorities using tear gas to respond to demonstrators’ repeated agitations. Protester crowds in Oakland diminished with each volley of tear gas — about five volleys of tear gas in three hours.

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Graphic “DOWN WITH EVIL CORPORATIONS! Shows “We Are the 99%” Demonstrators with Corporate Look, Circulating on Facebook

Graphic circulating on Facebook that depicts demonstrators with corporate gear. Some might call ‘Occupy Wall Street’ demonstrators clever by using the corporations’ products against the corporations, but some call the use of cameras, nice clothes, cardboard poster, markers, and makeup an example of irony or hypocrisy. Some quotes about the “We Are the 99%” demonstrators […]

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