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TexasLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 02:46 PM
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26. Coverage in the Houston Chronicle

A protester at today's Halliburton meeting tries to send a positive message.

May 18, 2005, 2:14PM

15 arrested at rowdy Halliburton protest
Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle

Steve Ueckert / Chronicle

About 250 people protesting Halliburton's involvement in Iraq marched, danced and screamed today around the downtown hotel where the Houston company's annual meeting was being held. Police accused a handful of attacking them.

Police said 15 protesters were arrested, including seven who dressed in business attire, snuck into the Four Seasons hotel and chained themselves to each other to block entry to the meeting. Charges against the protesters include evading arrest, trespassing, assaulting officers and injuring a police horse.

Houston police said at a news conference this morning that during the demonstration, one officer was punched in the face, another was kicked, and another was kicked, punched and pushed to the ground, but no one was seriously injured.

Protesters outside, however, said it was police who used unreasonable force. Nursing her foot with an ice pack, Cynthia Daly said a mounted officer outside the hotel ran over her foot with his horse.


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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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