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Trailrider1951 Donating Member (933 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 12:49 PM
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8. Ok, here is KHOU's spin on this:
And I quote:

Halliburton protesters arrested downtown; Cops injured

HOUSTON -- Houston police called for extra backup Wednesday morning after several protesters got out of hand outside the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Houston.


Several protesters were taken into custody.

Dozens of protesters blocked the entrances to the hotel where Halliburton shareholders were holding a meeting. Police say a few others went inside the hotel and were blocking stairwells.

Fifteen people were arrested after refusing orders to get off the sidewalk and behind police barricades. Seven are charged with criminal trespassing for going inside the hotel, four are charged with assaulting police officers, three are charged with evading arrest and one is charged with assaulting a police horse.

A Houston police officer says she was hit in the face and pushed to the ground by protesters. Three other officers say they were kicked and punched during the standoff. All were treated for minor injuries.

"We respect everyone's right to demonstrate and to express their opinion in a peaceful manner," said HPD Lt. Robert Manzo. "However, one thing we will not tolerate is for anyone to break any laws while in the process of doing that."


Do you believe this shit??? That is not what I saw on the indy media video!!

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  -I just got back from the Halliburton protest here in Houston, and texanwitch  May-18-05 12:36 PM   #0 
  - Wow! Props to Houston!  crispini   May-18-05 12:40 PM   #1 
  - Thank you for your courage, texanwitch!!!  Trailrider1951   May-18-05 12:42 PM   #2 
  - But will the strong-arming of protesters....  getmeouttahere   May-18-05 12:42 PM   #3 
  - I salute you and your colleagues, Texanwitch  Bozita   May-18-05 12:43 PM   #4 
  - The video shows them trying to run people down with the horses. nt  smartvoter   May-18-05 12:45 PM   #5 
  - Thank you!  tanyev   May-18-05 12:48 PM   #6 
  - Thank you, Houston  libodem   May-18-05 12:48 PM   #7 
  - Ok, here is KHOU's spin on this:  Trailrider1951   May-18-05 12:49 PM   #8 
  - We were on a public sidewalk,  texanwitch   May-18-05 01:01 PM   #16 
  - the cops are not telling the truth.  texanwitch   May-18-05 01:07 PM   #18 
  - We were on a public sidewalk behind the barricades, the sidewalk was the  texanwitch   May-18-05 01:32 PM   #23 
  - did a cop strain his back roughing up that old lady? Outrageous!  librechik   May-18-05 03:43 PM   #37 
  - I suggest you call the Texas Civil Rights Project.  GOPisEvil   May-18-05 12:50 PM   #9 
  - You guys did a great job, I am so proud of you!  mahina   May-18-05 12:54 PM   #10 
  - You rock, texanwitch! Thanks  babylonsister   May-18-05 12:54 PM   #11 
  - It's just incredible....You are making us proud!!  LightningFlash   May-18-05 12:54 PM   #12 
  - Good for Houston. Like to see something this happen in Midland TX  0007   May-18-05 12:55 PM   #13 
  - hahahaha! Thanks!  mahina   May-18-05 12:57 PM   #14 
  - LOL!  Swamp Rat   May-18-05 03:46 PM   #38 
  - Geez,...disturbing.  Just Me   May-18-05 12:58 PM   #15 
  - I'm always late to the party  TexasLawyer   May-18-05 01:03 PM   #17 
  - Your sign is clearly visible in the 'reporter's' video. Way to go folks  sinkingfeeling   May-18-05 01:56 PM   #26 
  - Good job, Houston!  gratuitous   May-18-05 01:11 PM   #19 
  - How horryfing!  FreedomAngel82   May-20-05 01:45 AM   #51 
  - Good for you TW****and good for Houston citizens.  shance   May-18-05 01:19 PM   #20 
  - Nice to see the spirit of the protest  plasticsundance   May-18-05 01:22 PM   #21 
  - Way to Go  otohara   May-18-05 01:27 PM   #22 
  - Oh yeah ... and another thing  plasticsundance   May-18-05 01:40 PM   #24 
  - we pay the taxes that pay for the police that protect  ooglymoogly   May-19-05 09:01 AM   #47 
  - Holy crap.  LizW   May-18-05 01:42 PM   #25 
  - Thank you Texanwitch,  CrispyQGirl   May-18-05 02:16 PM   #27 
  - Ditto from me  MountainLaurel   May-18-05 03:28 PM   #30 
  - I am so proud of all of you and everyone there today!  Lone_Star_Dem   May-18-05 03:08 PM   #28 
  - The video corroborates your story 100%!!  Roland99   May-18-05 03:26 PM   #29 
  - "several protesters got out of hand "  Disturbed   May-18-05 03:34 PM   #33 
  - The cops sure are lying, I can't what was said in the paper  texanwitch   May-18-05 03:31 PM   #31 
  - I am very proud of y'all, kitchenwitch  mitchum   May-18-05 03:32 PM   #32 
  - To Protect and Serve whom?  bvar22   May-18-05 03:37 PM   #34 
  - Wonderful news - The protest  donheld   May-18-05 03:40 PM   #35 
  - Also, alot of thanks and support should go to IndyMedia  AnnInLa   May-18-05 03:42 PM   #36 
  - Indymedia is so important, the way things are going, it will be the  texanwitch   May-18-05 04:07 PM   #41 
  - I've been watching IndyMedia very closely.  LightningFlash   May-19-05 01:04 AM   #43 
  - Pinkertons. Protecting the corporations against the citizens.  AP   May-18-05 03:46 PM   #39 
  - Thank you texanwitch!  Swamp Rat   May-18-05 03:46 PM   #40 
  - halliburton  texanwitch   May-18-05 09:54 PM   #42 
  - you were hard done by  ananda   May-19-05 07:08 AM   #44 
  - you guys rock! nt  seg4527   May-19-05 07:13 AM   #45 
  - Thank you for your courage........  Tesla   May-19-05 07:53 AM   #46 
  - yewsten roolz  HR_Pufnstuf   May-19-05 11:45 PM   #48 
  - the Halliburton protest  texanwitch   May-20-05 01:25 AM   #49 
  - Interesting on the badges  FreedomAngel82   May-20-05 01:50 AM   #52 
     - I wondered about the fake badges also.  texanwitch   May-20-05 02:04 AM   #53 
  - That's great!  FreedomAngel82   May-20-05 01:29 AM   #50 
  - Are you sure they were real police????  ausiedownunderground   May-20-05 04:39 AM   #54 
     - Halliburton protest  texanwitch   May-20-05 06:07 AM   #55 

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