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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:58 AM
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"the rich steal from the poor it's called business. When the poor fight back it's called violence"

from the Guardian UK:



Protesters have returned to downtown Oakland, California, to demand the resignation of the city's mayor and an investigation to explain how an Iraq war veteran, Scott Olsen, was hit in the head by a teargas canister at close range, leaving him critically injured.

About 2,000 people half as many as Tuesday night massed in front of City Hall on Wednesday, tearing down a steel barricade intended to keep them off the grass in Frank Ogawa Plaza.

When the city closed down a nearby underground station, preventing dispersing protesters going home, they organised a spontaneous march through the centre of the city, chanting: "Whose streets? Our streets!"

Police had been under orders to let them have the run of the plaza until 10pm. Officers stood guard at junctions in patrol cars and motorbikes to deter people from jumping up on to an overhead freeway. The police were more lowkey than on Tuesday, when they manned barricades around the plaza and fired volley after volley of teargas that filled the surrounding streets and smoked out businesses. ..............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/27/oakland-pol...



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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:03 AM
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:04 AM
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2. It's the white borrowers and the black thieve syndrome. This more likely the reason for lowkeyness:
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 10:06 AM by lonestarnot
"and smoked out businesses."
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:23 AM
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3. thanks for this
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:23 AM
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4. Recommend. nt
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 09:56 AM
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5. Pretty much...
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