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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 06:07 AM
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55. Halliburton protest
Howdy from Texas,

Thanks for the kind words, it means a lot.

You have seen the video's and maybe the video's from Indy Media, if not check it out, so you can see what happened. The cops whoever they were went crazy, in a instant. I was standing next to the exit door so I saw everything, no one ask us to move, but I did see a guy in a suit in doorway with a radio. I saw him nod his head to the cops and they charged in with their horses knocking people down. One woman had her foot broken when the horse steped on her foot.

I do believe some of the cops may have been mercs, some of them look kind of old and out of shape to be cops. It would make a lot of sense to use mercs to do the dirty work, saves on the law suits if you can't find the cops who did it. Most of them were Houston cops, I have been to lots protests and I can spot some them. Houston cops have a history of being violent, very violent.

I made eye contact with several of the cops, some were very angry, and some would not look at me.

We won, the cops didn't chase us away.

The camcorder and digital camera are your best friends at a protest, if we didn't have them the cops really would have went crazy and beat all of us.

I am glad to hear that this useless act of violence was shown in other countries, it is important.

There are a lot of good people in Texas we are not all republicans,
a lot of us are very liberal.

George Bush isn't a Texan, he comes from the northern part of the country, he just uses his fake accent to make himself sound folksy.

It was sad for this to happen, I know Halliburton must have been behind this, the protest last year was big, someone did't like it.

I think there were as many cops there as protesters, it was crazy.

The cops were lined up two deep, one row of cops standing and the
nazis in blue behind them. I don't know what they thought we were going to do.

I am afraid it will only get worse, a lot worse.
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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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