Video of police attack on peaceful protesters at Occupy Berkeley

By David Ferguson
Thursday, November 10, 2011 9:56 EDT
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This video is difficult to watch and some viewers may find the footage from Berkeley, California disturbing. In it, a line of police in riot gear attempt to surge into a line of peaceful protesters, jabbing with night-sticks. Cries of pain and alarm are heard as the protesters are jabbed in the gut, punched, and knocked to the ground.

In spite of what is apparently a police effort to scatter them, however, the protesters stand firm. They lock arms and chant “Stop beating students!” in unison and the video ends in a tense standoff.

Watch the clip, embedded via YouTube, below:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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