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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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