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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 01:25 AM
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49. the Halliburton protest
I am sitting here a day after the protest, very angry, but also very proud of what happened on Wednesday.

We won, the cops lost, more then they will ever know.

The cops were trying to break up the protest, thought we would cut and run. We are made of better stuff then that, we are not cowards the police were.

This attack by the Halliburton Police was planned in advance, I have never seen those big billy clubs here at any of the many protest we have had.

The cops were not wearing their regular police badges but fake ones with only 4 numbers, this took some planning in advance.

They wanted to attack us but not to be able to identify them, their plan didn't work, we have video and pictures.

It must be sad to be one those cops, to have so much hate, that you would attack people like that. This planned attack says much about the policeforce in Houston, it's full of bullies. The look of hate in their eyes, and fear to when we didn't back down. They had undercover cops trying to provoke us but that didn't work. I had an undercover cop get right in my face, yelling at me, I just backed up and walked away.

I came home a different person, something like this changes you.
I have talked to several people who were there and all of us would do it again, if the goal of the police was to stop protest, it didn't work. I am stronger, more determined then ever, I don't like bullies, never did.

We live in corporate owned world now, they can buy the police to do their dirty work.

If there are any Houston Police or should I say Halliburton Police reading this, you have no idea how much damage you have done to the
city's image. I have many email friends around the world, and they knew I was going to the protest, so they emailed me to see if I was OK. This attack on protesters was big news worldwide, my email friends were so disgusted when they saw the pictures and video.

I just wanted to thank all of you who answered this post, thank you so much for your kind words.

This attack on us by the police isn't going to stop us, it just made us stronger.

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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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