Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Occupation Expansion

Like Israel in Palestine. Except the Palestinians don't have the power to stop it, so not entirely like that.

Police arrested moer than 100 protesters from the Occupy Boston movement early on Tuesday after the group expanded its encampment.

"At 1:30 this morning hundreds of police in full riot gear brutally attacked Occupy Boston," the group said in a news release, adding that authorities "made no distinction between protesters, medics or legal observers".

Police said no protesters or police were injured.

"Civil disobedience will not be tolerated," Thomas Menino, mayor of Boston, told a local news station on Tuesday.


Police have arrested protesters attempting to occupy a US Senate building, as activists influenced by the "Occupy Wall Street" movement continue to rally in the nation's capital.


Protesters said that they wanted to shut down Congress until the Senate agreed to hear their demands.


And why not? It doesn’t work anyway.

According to Stop the Machine's website, the movement is dedicated to "nonviolent resistance similar to the Arab Spring and the Midwest awakening" and has tasked itself with "ending concentrated corporate power and taking direct control of a real participatory democracy".

I hope I don’t get in trouble with Al for that quote.

....but hey, do what you will anyway.

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