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40 Seattle cops arrest woman for sitting down, opening umbrella

About 40 police officers were needed to arrest a single woman who sat down and opened an umbrella in a Seattle park this morning, according to local media. Amid the ongoing “Occupy Seattle” protest, city officials decided to ban sitting down with umbrellas in public spaces, ostensibly because they become…

Decorated Marine lectures New York police: ‘There is no honor in this’

At the “Occupy Wall Street” protest in New York City over the weekend, a decorated Marine sergeant wearing military colors confronted a group of police officers and gave them a stern lecture at the top of his voice about how they should not be hurting peaceful American protesters. “Stop hurting…

Rep. Grijalva: Protesters ‘not some fringe element’

Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd Monday that he had been inspired by attending Occupy protests in Tucson over the weekend. “I went and visited with the occupiers that were there at the park and talked to them and found that it is…

CNBC reporter to Scarborough: ‘You are the problem’ for mocking protests

CNBC Wall Street reporter Melissa Francis told MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough Monday that he was just “making this whole thing a whole lot worse” by downplaying the impact of the Occupy movement. “When you come in [to the New York Stock Exchange] even at this hour, you can’t ignore Occupy Wall…

NYPD charges Times Square protesters with police horses

When thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters marched north to Times Square on Saturday, the New York Police Department was quick to respond with barricades, horses, and arrests. Ryan Devereaux, a reporter with Democracy Now! who accompanied the march, described the police deployment of barricades and kettling nets and the…

‘Occupy’ protesters remain camped out in Frankfurt and London

Protesters in Frankfurt and London who were inspired by the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration in New York City have vowed to remain encamped until something is done about the world’s financial system and economic injustice. Those upset with corporate greed launched worldwide street demonstrations Saturday following America’s “Occupy Wall…

Tea Party co-founder expresses support for Occupy Wall Street

One of the original founders of the Tea Party movement has told RT.com that he believes Occupy Wall Street is not only comparable to the earliest states of the movement he helped launch but can learn from its mistakes. “The problem with protests and the political process is that it…

‘Occupy’ protester brutally attacked by cop

Felix Rivera-Pitre, a demonstrator with “Occupy Wall Street,” withstood a dramatic assault by a New York police officer on Friday morning during a march with thousands of others. Captured on video, the attack appears to have been unprovoked, and Pitre claims the blow he received ripped one of his earrings…

Police stage mass eviction of ‘Occupy Denver’ activists; 23 arrested

Colorado state police arrested 23 people early this morning, hours after officers began forcibly evicting protesters from the “Occupy Denver” camp in front of the state’s capitol. Individuals arrested were facing likely charges of “unlawful conduct on public land,” according to The Denver Post. Several others were being charged with…

NYPD bike cop runs over ‘Occupy Wall St.’ legal observer

During a march this morning, a New York Police Department officer on a motorbike appears to have run over a legal observer with the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters. The man was then dragged across the pavement by police and had a baton placed against his throat, despite his laying there…

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