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PDittie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 12:01 PM
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Arrests and police violence at Halliburton, Houston this morning
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Live blogged here:

A portion:

8:30-march has reached the hotel, about 150 protestors
lots of puppets, signs "stop croynism"
their was an unsuccessful arrest attempt of houston global awareness organizer at the houston center
8:45-plainsclothes police at crawford and lamar
8:50- houston horse police trying to corral large march
8:56 - breakaway march going north on san jancinto
8:57- one male arrested in breakaway march
8:58- 12 activists in hotel; 4 escorted out by hotel security and houston police
9:00- breakaway march running from park across the street to halliburton HQ
9:01- 2 females, 1 male arrested at caroline and dallas
9:03- 3 males arrested at caroline and dallas; 8 total
9:04- riot cops protecting halliburton; horse cops pushing breakaway march
9:05- breakaway march now blockading intersection @ mckinney and austin
9:06- horse cops pushing into breakaway; more arrests in park
9:06- 12 activists escorted out of four seasons; no arrests in hotel
9:07 houston police trampling protestors in front of halliburton; 1 injury
9:09- houston horse police pushing protestors into bushes of halliburton greenspace
9:11- breakaway march moving north on labranch
9:11- attempted arrests at dallas and caroline; de-arrests in progress
9:13- at least 3 arrests inside hotel including diane wilson of code pink;
9:14 police blocking off area of hotel to media
9:14- unconfirmed line of riots cops outside halliburton
9:15 over 150 protestors outside of four seasons
9:16-police loading protestors onto bus behind four seasons
9:20- 8 confirmed arrests in breakaway;including herb rothschild of peace action houston
9:24- 1 confirmed injury of protestors by houston horse police
9:26- police have targeted houston global awareness organizers; police very violent
9:28- steady crowd of over 200 in front of hotel
9:29- breakaway moving to back of hotel to support arrests
9:32-9 confirmed arrests
9:34- reports of police using pain compliance on occupation inside hotel; media not allowed inside the shareholders meeting and protest
9:36- police not wearing number badges; only last names badges
9:37- breakaway moving up lamar, dick cheney spotted milking halliburton cash cow
9:42- shareholder's meeting over; andrea buffa and medea benjamin of global exchange got inside meeting and directly questioned war profiteer CEO david lesar
9:52- another breakaway forming and being followed by police and media
9:58- 7 confirmed arrests inside 4 seasons including diane wilson of code pink, herb rothschild of peace action houston and 5 houston global awareness activists
9:59- office workers in the area leaving work areas
10:02-police pushing people off sidewalk at four seasons hotel at legal demo with horses,
10:05- 2 indymedia videographers arrested at mckinney and austin;
10:06- police have surrounded cash cow, toppled
10:12- report that david solnit is arrested, numerous arrests in front of four seasons; police attacking legal demo
10:13- police attacking people in legal demo with clubs and horses
10:16- austin indymedia videographer confirmed arrest
10:20-houston global awarenss activist arrested for "punching" horse
10:21- 16 confirmed arrests
10:25-police have surrounded rally in park in front of halliburton headquarters
10:27- filmmaker david martinez arrested

Pictures here.

A couple:

Local MSM noon news talking about hurricane season preparations, "Star Wars" opening, and a family of ducklings in a storm drain. :banghead: :mad:
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  -Arrests and police violence at Halliburton, Houston this morning PDittie  May-18-05 12:01 PM   #0 
  - Houston Always Surprises Me....  dogday   May-18-05 12:03 PM   #1 
  - Nothing about the Houston PD surprises me since Joe Campos Torres  Gman   May-18-05 08:40 PM   #43 
  - It made the afternoon News KPRC  dogday   May-18-05 12:05 PM   #2 
  - Oh wow, I'm soooo proud of my fellow Houstonians!!  Trailrider1951   May-18-05 12:07 PM   #3 
  - What exactly is it all about?  kansasblue   May-18-05 12:09 PM   #4 
  - Protest of War Profiteering at Halliburton  lostnfound   May-18-05 12:12 PM   #5 
  - Video link of confrontation with police on horses  lostnfound   May-18-05 12:14 PM   #6 
  - OMG...that made my heart pound  grasswire   May-18-05 04:02 PM   #35 
  - KPFT Local News report this morning by Renee Feltz  lostnfound   May-18-05 12:16 PM   #7 
  - Thanks so much for this  dogday   May-18-05 12:18 PM   #8 
  - Renee's story was EXCELLENT -  CitySky   May-18-05 03:15 PM   #28 
  - Thanx-Nominated  chlamor   May-18-05 12:24 PM   #9 
  - dupe of video URL deleted  PDittie   May-18-05 12:26 PM   #10 
  - Thanks for posting this! Good to see, people are protesting!  Rainscents   May-18-05 12:28 PM   #11 
  - My wife is going to a seminar in that building  Gothmog   May-18-05 12:37 PM   #12 
  - Damn, punching a horse?  FlaGranny   May-18-05 12:41 PM   #13 
  - Watching too much "Blazing Saddles" I think.  PleadTheFirst   May-18-05 12:47 PM   #14 
  - Don't believe it.  lostnfound   May-18-05 12:48 PM   #15 
  - video shows one guy being thrown into a horse  funkybutt   May-18-05 02:10 PM   #22 
  - Cops have a lotta nerve using horses that way  Mika   May-19-05 08:33 AM   #49 
  - I was there this morning, and the cops rode their horses sideways onto  texanwitch   May-18-05 12:57 PM   #16 
  - 60's nostalgia  Betsy Ross   May-18-05 01:03 PM   #17 
  - One more thing the nazi's on horseback did, they went and knock over  texanwitch   May-18-05 01:39 PM   #18 
  - indy media link  dazzlerazzle   May-18-05 01:45 PM   #19 
  - I know there are lawyers on the ground  funkybutt   May-18-05 01:50 PM   #20 
  - wow  Roland99   May-18-05 02:01 PM   #21 
  - Check out the other DU thread on this  TexasLawyer   May-18-05 02:29 PM   #23 
  - Go Y'all!!! Small ripples, remember? Then the storming of the Bastille...  AzDar   May-18-05 02:31 PM   #24 
  - Go Houston go!!  0007   May-18-05 02:33 PM   #25 
  - Coverage in the Houston Chronicle  TexasLawyer   May-18-05 02:46 PM   #26 
  - What a lie, didn't happen, the police are covereing their asses  texanwitch   May-18-05 03:10 PM   #27 
  - I heart Medea Benjamin  AnnInLa   May-18-05 03:18 PM   #29 
  - Houstonians!  David Zephyr   May-18-05 03:22 PM   #30 
  - TAKE VIDEO CAMERAS TO ALL PROTESTS, PEOPLE!!  OKthatsIT   May-18-05 03:23 PM   #31 
  - Holy Guac.  CitySky   May-18-05 03:44 PM   #32 
  - I got an e-mail  ninkasi   May-18-05 03:57 PM   #34 
  - One of the rare occasions when I wished I was in Houston  acmejack   May-18-05 03:55 PM   #33 
  - I hear ya!  funkybutt   May-18-05 04:08 PM   #36 
     - I talked to some people  TexasLawyer   May-18-05 05:22 PM   #37 
  - Dems with the stomach to stand up to Halliborton, Great Job !!  GetTheRightVote   May-18-05 06:07 PM   #38 
  - Today was great day for Houston and a sad day.  texanwitch   May-18-05 06:07 PM   #39 
  - Video of cop on horse charging crowd  rainbow4321   May-18-05 07:10 PM   #40 
  - Do we have a "long, hot summer" coming up?  jwirr   May-18-05 08:12 PM   #41 
  - WTF?  HeeBGBz   May-18-05 08:19 PM   #42 
  - No one punched a horse, the cops are lying.  texanwitch   May-18-05 08:45 PM   #44 
  - Protesters flank Halliburton shareholder meeting  struggle4progress   May-18-05 10:42 PM   #45 
  - another lie  texanwitch   May-18-05 11:19 PM   #47 
     - Thanks. eom  struggle4progress   May-19-05 07:31 AM   #48 
  - Kick Ass Houston!  chlamor   May-18-05 11:16 PM   #46 

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