Remember what corporate-controlled Western
media reported Lhasa
riot and Urumqi
carnage? Now they are doing it again, only this time
it is about the incident occurred within the United States.
On Saturday, 1 October 2011, more than
700 people were arrested for marching on the Brooklyn
Bridge which effectively blocked the traffic. The issue
here is not about whether protesters should walk on the
motorway but if the police authority had ever given the
protesters such permission.
The initial account by New York Times
at 6:59pm confirmed such permission was granted:
After allowing them onto the bridge,
the police cut off and arrested dozens of Occupy Wall
20 minutes later a reader from reddit.com found
the permission part was missing:
In a tense showdown
over the East River, police arrested hundreds of Occupy
Wall Street demonstrators after they marched onto the
bridge's Brooklyn -bound roadway.
Alexanderhiggins.com further reported in
a video interview with a man who witnessed the incident:
Protestors at the front
line says the police allowed the crowd to march onto
the Brooklyn bridge where they were met by a brigade
of police officer's who aggressively elbowed, punched,
tossed, dragged, and maced them. Further, a NY Times
reporter arrested on the scene with the protestors initially
reported police allowed them to enter the Brooklyn Bridge,
then blocked them in and arrested them. The NY Times
changed their story to match the official police version
20 minutes later, saying the protestors entered the bridge
despite repeated warnings not to enter the bridge.
What seems more sinister than the obvious media
corporation with the police is the possible police corporation
with the business. Here is another eyewitness account reported
The interesting thing is the cops
could have stopped people from getting on the motorway
at any point. You had thousands of people in that march--easily
two or three thousand -- and the entrance to the Brooklyn
Bridge is not wide. It's narrow. It's the width of a
walkway. You can't just rush it. The march slowed to
almost a stop. The police would have had plenty of opportunity
to prevent people [from going] down to the motorway.
The police were just standing. I
saw police standing there. It was all very chill. They
were definitely at ease. It was almost like everything
was as it should be. Then once we were on the bridge,
all these cops came out of nowhere with flex ties and
paddy wagons-- that seemed like a whole separate cadre
We didn't get far on
the bridge before I saw cops mobilize behind us. There
was a formation. I could see maybe 15 to 20 cops all
with like reams of flex ties--a square formation standing
and then marching towards Brooklyn. And they had paddy
wagons going onto the bridge in reverse. They were backing
up onto the bridge so they could go forward toward Manhattan.
That started happening--I think that happened as soon
as the last person got on the bridge.
I didn't see any scuffles,
antagonizing, resisting arrest. The only thing dramatic
I saw were people climbing the bridge like Turk 182-style [to
get out of the motorway when police approached them]. That was the only drama I saw...
This is how money-elected U.S. authority threats
its own people. It will do anything to criminalize US citizens
if they dare to question its financial patrons. Imagine what
it will not be capable of doing to criminalize people in
other countries who dare to challenge its corporate dominance
over the world.
When a political system is built upon the foundation
capitalism and unchecked
free market, this is what 99% of working class people,
within and outside of the empire, shall expect to get.
#OCCUPYWALLSTREET is a people powered movement
for democracy that began in America on September 17 with
an encampment in the financial district of New York City.
Inspired by the Egyptian Tahrir Square uprising and the Spanish
acampadas, we vow to end the monied corruption of our democracy.
People's Support for OccupyWallStreet