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It Only Takes 20 Minutes
for US Media to Help US Police
to Criminalize the Ordinary US Citizens
on the Behalf of US Financial Institution
- the Patron of the US Government

3 October 2011
 

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 Street demonstrators.

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 by huffingtonpost.com:

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 of cops.

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 of unbridled capitalism and unchecked free market, this is what 99% of working class people, within and outside of the empire, shall expect to get.

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#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.

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On Saturday, 1 October 2011, a huge crowd of unsuspecting protesters were directed to the motorway of the Brooklyn Bridge by reported police permission and/or silent police encouragement before they found themselves encircled and trapped by a massive police force.

Protesters hold hands in solidarity as they confronted the walls of well-prepared police emerged unexpectedly.

One told the world through twitter (@jopauca): “I’ll be arrested momentarily. See ya’ll soon.

They were, one by one, at a number of over 700.

Here is another twitter message sent from the scene (@adrianchen):

Caravan of police buses heading to the bridge. Have a feeling they arrested a bunch of stragglers.

More first hand photos and OccupyWallStreet reports at alexanderhiggins.com


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