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  • Ranch Riot!! Bundy Ranch Protesters Tasered by Federal Agents and Attacked by K9's.

    04/10/2014 9:13:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 231 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/10/14 | GMN Telemedia
    Protestors at the Bundy Ranch in Bunkerville, Nevada take on the Feds and stand their ground.
  • Marine and Soldier Take Back US Flag from Hippie Protesters (Video)

    04/03/2014 9:13:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/3/14 | Jim Hoft
    A US Marine and soldier took back the American flag from protesters for disrespecting it for holding it upside down. The confrontation unfolded in Albuquerque, N.M. in the wake of protests of the city’s police department. Via FOX Nation:
  • Immigration Protesters Chain Together Outside ICE Office in Fairfax

    12/16/2013 12:32:16 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    CBS DC ^ | CBSDC/AP
    FAIRFAX, Va. (CBSDC/AP) – Nine people were arrested during a protest outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in northern Virginia on Monday morning, authorities say. The nine were among a group of about 60 protesters who formed a human chain Monday outside the ICE building in Fairfax County. County police told the group they had a right to protest but would be arrested if they blocked the road. Carolina Velez with the Richmond-based Wayside Center for Popular Education tells The Associated Press that the protesters lay across the roadway to protest an increase in deportations to nearly 400,000 annually...
  • Protesters in Kiev Topple Lenin Statue as Rallies Grow

    12/08/2013 4:04:54 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12/8/2013 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and ANDREW E. KRAMER
    KIEV, Ukraine — Protesters in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, toppled the city’s main statue of Lenin on Sunday and then pounded it into chips with a sledgehammer as a crowd chanted and cheered. The destruction of the statue was a cathartic moment in the biggest day of demonstrations so far against President Viktor F. Yanukovich’s turn away from Europe. Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians filled the streets of Kiev on Sunday, first to hear speeches and music and then to fan out and erect barricades in the district where government institutions have their headquarters. Carrying blue-and-yellow Ukrainian and European...
  • Hamas Orders: Shoot Protesters ‘In the Head’

    10/26/2013 11:03:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 10/27/2013, 6:01 AM | Dalit Halevi & Elad Benari
    Hamas has reportedly issued orders to shoot any opposition protesters in the head. Sources in the Palestinian Authority told the Palestine Press news agency on Saturday that the Interior Minister in Hamas’s government in Gaza, Fathi Hamad, has instructed security forces to be tough on any anti-Hamas demonstrator who will take part in a campaign by the opposition scheduled to begin on November 11. …
  • Protesters Who Moved Lincoln Memorial 'Barrycades' Removed by Park Police

    10/13/2013 9:49:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/13/13 | William Bigelow
    On Saturday, at a little before 9:30 a.m., citizens determined to break through the “barrycades” around the Lincoln Memorial moved the government barricades aside and proceeded to enter the Memorial. According to Taylor Hemness from KLTV 7: [The protesters] went completely up those steps, past the National Parks Service members who didn’t do anything to stop them as they made their way up to the Lincoln monument asking people to come with them, begging them to make people in DC listen to what they were doing.
  • Charges won't be filed against anti-Obama protesters arrested on St. Charles overpass

    09/17/2013 3:39:24 PM PDT · by rwa265 · 19 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 09/17/2013 | Mark Schlinkman
    No charges will be filed against two anti-President Barack Obama protesters arrested on an Interstate 70 overpass last month, St. Charles County Prosecutor Tim Lohmar announced Tuesday. snip "The Highway Patrol has a job to do, and that includes ensuring that our roadways remain safe," Lohmar said. "However, based upon the facts and circumstances, we do not believe that criminal charges are appropriate, nor do we believe that we can prove that a crime occurred." Excerpt
  • CODE PINK PROTESTERS HOLD FAUX-BLOODY HANDS BEHIND KERRY AT HOUSE SYRIA HEARING

    09/04/2013 1:46:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 4,2013 | Ben Shapiro
    On Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs over possible military action against Syria. As he testified, members of the antiwar group Code Pink held up their hands, which had been painted red to signify bloody hands. They also wore signs reading “US Out of Syria.”
  • Arrest of anti-Obama protesters on St. Charles [Missouri] overpass sparks controversy

    08/20/2013 11:05:22 AM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 36 replies
    STLToday (St. Louis Post Dispatch) ^ | August 19, 2013 | Mark Schlinkmann
    ST. CHARLES • The arrest Saturday afternoon of two anti-Barack Obama protesters on an Interstate 70 overpass is stirring controversy - fueled by a video of the incident circulating on the internet. The two — Marc S. Messmer, 41, of St. Charles, and Jimmy D. "Duane" Weed, 57, of Bridgeton — say that their constitutional rights were violated. "Citizens have a right to peaceably assemble," said Messmer, who was part of a series of overpass demonstrations around the country seeking the president's impeachment. "We were simply doing that. There were no laws broken." Sgt. Al Nothum, a spokesman for the...
  • Syrians paid to kill Egypt protesters- Each participant was handed a shotgun and

    07/28/2013 12:00:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    gulf news ^ | 7/28/13
    Cairo: The General Prosecution revealed on Saturday that Muslim Brotherhood members had recruited Syrians and Palestinians to open fire at protesters opposed to the rule of ousted President Mohammad Mursi. The Brotherhood members asked a Syrian to join them in their protests in return for 500 Egyptian pounds for each protest he would take part in. Investigations revealed that a Syrian called Mohammad Hassan Al Berdkany, was arrested at Maspero after firing birdshot at protesters from Qasr Al Nile Bridge on Friday. Berdkany said he had fled the fighting in his country and had come with his family to Cairo,...
  • Cops shoot non-lethal rounds at Zimmerman trial protesters(Trayvonist protestersVsLAPD Lol factor:5

    07/17/2013 9:59:29 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 64 replies
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  • Breaking Update Cops Shoot Non Lethal Rounds At Zimmerman Trial Protesters

    07/17/2013 3:22:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/16/13 | LargTv·
  • Zimmerman Protesters Take Over FL Gov's Office

    07/16/2013 11:17:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 95 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/16/13 | Lee Stranahan,
    From Lee Stranahan, Breitbart News: A coalition put together by Dream Defenders took over Florida Gov. Rick Scott's office in Tallahassee on Tuesday to demand a special legislative session that they say will address "the issues at the center of the Trayvon Martin tragedy." The coalition contends that "stand your ground vigilantism, racial profiling and a war on youth that paints us as criminals and funnels us out of schools and funnels us out of schools and into prison" is part of the culture that lead to the tragedy. Governor Scott was out of the office and not expected to...
  • Zimmerman protesters shut down Oakland freeway

    07/15/2013 10:57:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    KTVU ^ | 7/15/13 | KTVU.com and wires
    OAKLAND, Calif. — Hundreds of protesters angry with the acquittal of a neighborhood watch volunteer for a fatal shooting in Florida marched through downtown Oakland Monday evening, temporarily shutting down I-880 in the process. The protest was the third in three days in Oakland following the announcement Saturday that George Zimmerman was found not guilty of the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin after a confrontation where he followed Martin believing he was suspicious. The protest briefly blocked traffic on Interstate Highway 880 and about five people have been arrested, police said. Police could not immediately disclose where and why they...
  • Live blog: Zimmerman protesters clash with LAPD

    07/15/2013 9:57:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 7/15/13 | Ruben Vives
    Times reporter Ruben Vives is reporting live in South Los Angeles, where protesters are taking to the streets around Crenshaw and Martin Luther King Jr. boulevards to oppose the not-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who killed Trayvon Martin. Earlier, dozens of protesters gathered in Leimert Park for a vigil in support of Martin. Following the vigil, marchers moved along Crenshaw Boulevard chanting "No justice, No Peace." Police estimated that 80 to 150 people began engaging in lawless activity along Crenshaw as they jumped on top of vehicles and appeared to assault bystanders. Some protesters stormed a...
  • Zimmerman verdict: Protesters storm Wal-Mart in Crenshaw area

    07/15/2013 9:51:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 7/15/13 | Ruben Vives, Andrew Blankdstein and Robert J. Lopez
    People protesting George Zimmerman's acquittal marched along Crenshaw Boulevard on Monday night, stomping on cars, chasing bystanders and storming a Wal-Mart. Several protesters made their way into the Wal-Mart as guards scrambled to close security gates. A short while later, Los Angeles Police Department officers wearing helmets and carrying batons swarmed the store as others marched through the parking lot. The LAPD declared a tactical alert about 9 p.m., which means that off-duty officers can be held on duty when their shifts end and may respond only to high-priority calls. The LAPD arrested at least one person but vowed to...
  • Obama Supports Terrorism - photos from Tahrir Square, Egypt

    07/03/2013 6:59:08 AM PDT · by thefoundersrock
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/03/13 | Jim Quinn
    Curiously, a massive wave of anti-Obama sentiment in Egypt has been utterly ignored by vintage media, even though the protests may be the largest in all of human history. More pics at Zero Hedge
  • New Canadian Law States Masked Protesters Could Face 10 Years in Jail

    06/23/2013 10:45:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Activist Post ^ | 6/23/13 | Joe Martino
    TThe rise of the people is an undeniable happening across the globe as hundreds of millions have taken to the streets over the past few years to stand up for what they are not happy with throughout the world. With these protests comes bullhorns, signs, masks, costumes and more creative ways that protesters use to make their point. But a new Canadian law (Bill C-309) now forbids people from wearing any mask or face-covering during a riot or so-called “unlawful assembly.” While it is difficult to determine how the law defines this type of protest exactly, it is clear on...
  • Budget passes by one vote as vouchers take center stage

    06/21/2013 4:39:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 6-21-13 | Patrick Marley
    Madison – Senate Republicans passed the state budget by a one-vote margin just after midnight Friday as the state schools superintendent raised concerns a little-noticed provision could lead to a flood of students attending private schools at taxpayer expense. The budget passed 17-16, with Sen. Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center) joining all Democrats in opposing it. The budget now goes to Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who can alter it using his vast line-item veto powers. The budget would cut income taxes by $651 million and create a new statewide program that would allow children who meet income thresholds to use taxpayer...
  • Capitol Police Harass Tea Party Protesters (Audio)

    06/19/2013 4:36:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/19/13 | Jim Hoft
    I guess freedom of assembly is not in style anymore… This was left on the voice mail of the organizer of today’s Audit the IRS Tea Party rally. The Capitol Police left this message attacking the Tea Party folks in Washington DC. “There are members of your group that are moving into other areas of the Capital grounds joining other groups on the east front of the Capitol. That activity is not authorized.” They didn’t want the Tea Party protesters to join the immigration rally on the other side of the Capitol building. They said it was not authorized.
  • Woah!! ARMED DHS GUARDS Meet Tea Party Protesters Outside IRS Rally in St. Louis

    05/21/2013 1:58:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 110 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/21/13 | Jim Hoft
    ARMED DHS GUARDS GREETED TEA PARTY PROTESTERS TODAY AT THE ST. LOUIS IRS RALLY– No sign of the Light-Armored Tanks yet…
  • Egypt's Mursi Leaves Palace as Police Battle Protesters

    12/04/2012 9:55:46 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 74 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 4, 2012 | Yasmine Saleh and Marwa Awad
    (Reuters) - Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi's palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the building, two presidential sources said. Police fired teargas at demonstrators angered by Mursi's drive to hold a referendum on a new constitution on December 15. Some broke through police lines around his palace and protested next to the perimeter wall. Several thousand people had gathered nearby in what they dubbed "last warning" protests against Mursi, who infuriated opponents with a November 22 decree that expanded his powers. "The people want the downfall of the regime," the...
  • Flier calls for violence against Occupy Oakland protesters

    10/17/2012 12:41:52 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 13 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 10/16/2012 | Matthew Artz
    OAKLAND -- A flier disseminated downtown is urging people to bring bats to next Thursday's Occupy Oakland anniversary protest, not to smash bank windows, but to "beat the (expletive)" out of anarchists and vandals. The flier asks residents to "stand up and defend the great city of Oakland" and specifically calls for violence against "black-clad" Caucasians that "use our city landscape as a canvas for their divisive and violent message." No one has taken responsibility for one-page post, which leaves no contact information. It claims to be from a group calling itself DOOM -- Defend Our Oakland Movement.
  • Pols, cops clueless as protesters run wild in downtown Oakland (no one arrested, $12K damage)

    10/09/2012 12:04:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies
    insidebayarea.com ^ | 10/8/12 | Paul T. Rosynsky - Oakland Tribune
    OAKLAND -- A protest at City Hall that surprised both the Police Department and top city officials caused more than $12,000 in damage to public buildings and thousands more to private businesses, city officials said Monday. A day after about 200 protesters roamed downtown streets with no consequences, smashing windows of businesses and city offices, city officials were still trying to explain why no one was arrested and why police were unprepared. The protest was billed on Facebook as an anti-imperialist rally and march, timed to coincide with the 11th anniversary of the start of the U.S. war in Afghanistan....
  • Egypt: Protesters outside US Embassy demand release of Islamist leader (Omar Abdel Rahman)

    05/20/2011 9:50:12 AM PDT · by mojito · 7 replies
    Al Masry Al Youm ^ | 5/19/2011 | Unattributed
    Dozens protested Thursday in front of the US Embassy in Cairo, calling for the release of Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, leader of the Islamist group Jama'a al-Islamiya, who is detained in the US on allegations of inciting terrorism. Abdel Rahman's son Abdullah said his father's release is first a human request and second a popular one. he also added that the grand sheikh of Al-Azhar called on US President Barack Obama to release Rahman.
  • Moroccan protesters chant 'death to Obama'

    09/12/2012 7:13:20 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 85 replies
    Press TV ^ | Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:25PM GMT | none stated
    Following protests in Cairo and Libya Tuesday, where a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were murdered, hundreds of Muslims gathered outside the U.S. consulate in Morocco's largest city Casablanca to protest an anti-Muslim film that reportedly disrespects the prophet Mohammad, according to an AFP report. As many as 400 protesters crowded along the consulate walls and chanted anti-U.S. statements, including "Death to Obama!" At the time of this report, there had been no reports of violence and the protests were being monitored by a heavy police presence
  • Media Ignores Ryan Crowds For Few Pro-Obama Protesters

    09/05/2012 5:22:45 AM PDT · by bronxville · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 09-04-2012 | dana loesch
    Breitbart News's Joel Pollak reports from a Paul Ryan event in North Carolina that media is virtually ignoring the thousands attending the event in favor of a few pro-Obama protesters: Thousands of Ryan fans... but MSM cameras/journalists focus on SEVEN Obamabots demonstrating!....
  • DNC Protesters Push Against Police Line (VIDEO)

    09/04/2012 9:16:55 PM PDT · by bronxville · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 09-04-2012 | Jeremy Segal
    Breitbart News Network's Jeremy Segal captured the action in Charlotte as protesters pushed against a police line protecting the Time Warner Arena from disturbances.
  • Charlotte doctor challenges protesters to adopt 'ugly black babies'

    08/14/2012 8:27:45 AM PDT · by slumber1 · 9 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 8-13-12 | Karen Garloch
    Members of Operation Save America, a Texas-based anti-abortion group, have posted online video of Virmani challenging protestors to “adopt one of those ugly black babies” and get them “off the taxpayers’ money.”
  • Screaming Anti-Islam Protesters Taunt Muslims With Pig’s Head: ‘You’re Going to Melt in the Fires

    06/19/2012 8:20:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/19/12 | Billy Hallowell
    If you‘re looking to spread God’s love, it’s probably not a good idea to show up to the Arab International Festival in Dearborn, Michigan, with a pig‘s head on a stick and signs telling Muslims that they’re poised to burn in hell. Yet this is exactly what happened over the weekend when some Christians from an anti-Islam group showed up at the event and confronted Muslim adherents with some unwelcome messages. One of the protesters yelled, “You’re going to burn in hell,” among other sentiments. The signs the individuals held were less-than-covert in their messaging as well. One read, “Islam...
  • Axelrod To Romney Protesters: "You Can't Handle The Truth" (video)

    05/31/2012 12:09:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 5/31/12 | Ian Schwartz
    Obama senior adviser David Axelrod was met with protests from Romney supporters at a press event in Massachusetts today. A frustrated Axelrod, who was shouted down, tells the protesters "they can't handle the truth." After his brief remarks, Axelrod asked for questions from the press but was met with more banter from Romney protesters with slogans like "where are the jobs?" "You can't handle the truth, my friends. That's the problem. If you can handle the truth, then you quiet down," Axelrod said.
  • Mayhem turns to shoving at Allen West townhall

    05/30/2012 12:55:28 PM PDT · by T.O.K. · 21 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | May 30, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Mayhem is the best word to describe what happened at the latest townhall meeting held by Allen West at the Mae Volen senior center in Boca Raton. Protesters, who West addressed at the onset of his presentation, were told that they would be leaving Florida with a “gator whooping.” Although some of the protesters making a scene were escorted out in the middle of the event, others stayed and picked fights with West and his supporters when it was over. Not one to back down from a fight, West said, as he was surrounded, “I’m gonna stand right here.”
  • 3 NATO Protesters Face Terror Conspiracy Charges

    05/19/2012 1:58:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 19, 2012 (AP) | (Associated Press)
    Police say three protesters at the NATO summit in Chicago have been charged with terrorism conspiracy stemming from allegations that they planned to make Molotov cocktails. Chicago police Lt. Kenneth Stoppa told The Associated Press early Saturday that the three were being held on charges of conspiracy to commit terrorism, possession of an explosive or incendiary device and providing material support. He says they face a bond hearing later Saturday morning. Stoppa identified the men charged as 20-year-old Brian Church of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; 24-year-old Jared Chase of Keene, N.H.; and 24-year-old Brent Vincent Betterly of Oakland Park, Mass. …
  • Occupy Protester Throws Brick Off Roof, Hits One Of His Own

    05/03/2012 9:05:10 AM PDT · by George - the Other · 97 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | MAY 2, 2012 | DANIEL NOE
    I really feel sorry for these idiots. They have absolutely no idea what they are doing, and they pose a danger to the well-being of this country. The police need to keep a tight leash on these trouble-makers before another person gets hurt.
  • Protester at party conventions could be armed

    04/27/2012 9:40:51 AM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 12 replies
    Sacremento Bee (AP) ^ | 4/27/2012 | TAMARA LUSH and MITCH WEISS
    TAMPA, Fla. -- The thousands of protesters expected at the Democratic and Republican national conventions can come armed with a lot more than signs and slogans: State law in Florida and North Carolina allows concealed weapons, including guns. In Tampa, where the RNC will hold its festivities this fall, officials are starting to worry about people toting guns in such a politically-charged environment. The City Council voted Thursday to ask Republican Gov. Rick Scott to help them temporarily ban concealed weapons. Charlotte officials have yet to publically voice concern, but with both cities trying to balance public safety with First...
  • Protesters at US party conventions could be armed (Freeloaders with guns?)

    04/27/2012 2:56:21 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/27/12 | MITCH WEISS, TAMARA LUSH
    Protesters at US party conventions could be armedBy MITCH WEISS and TAMARA LUSH | Associated Press – 44 mins ago TAMPA, Florida (AP) — The thousands of protesters expected at the Democratic and Republican national conventions can come armed with a lot more than signs and slogans: State law in Florida and North Carolina allows concealed weapons, including guns. In Tampa, where the Republicans will hold their festivities this fall, officials are starting to worry about people toting guns in such a politically charged environment. The City Council voted Thursday to ask Republican Gov. Rick Scott to help them temporarily...
  • New Video Shows Eisner Hitting Other Protesters

    04/21/2012 2:28:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/4/12
    A new video released Friday shows that Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner, the commander who was dismissed from his position after an edited video showed him using force to restrain a protester, may have hit four other protesters – including women riding bicycles – during the same incident. ..... It should also be noted that the video consists of two clips filmed and edited by Palestinian Authority television, a fact which may suggest it was edited, as was the original video depicting Eisner, to remove some of the protesters’ provocations. The new video shows protesters arriving on bikes to confront Eisner...
  • NYPD Spied on Liberal Groups: Report

    03/23/2012 8:58:46 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Village Voice ^ | March 23, 2012 | Victoria Bekiempis
    The NYPD didn't just spy on entire Muslim communities -- a new report by The Associated Press reveals that cops also surveilled liberal political groups. The AP (via CBS) notes that undercover cops went to liberal political groups' meetings, building intel files on activists and protesters. The newswire says that interviews and docs collected during the investigation "show how police have used counterterrorism tactics to monitor even lawful activities." The AP points out that the NYPD used these same tactics in 2004, when the department monitored church, environmental, and anti-war groups in the U.S., claiming these policies were necessary to...
  • Politicians decide our 1st Amendment rights could be hazardous to their health

    03/10/2012 9:28:06 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/10/2012 | Doug Book
    Congress has just made it easier to arrest and convict those who exercise their 1st Amendment rights of protest and assembly. A number of articles have recently appeared on the web concerning the “Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011,” a bill recently passed by Congress which makes it a criminal offense to “impede or disrupt” the activities of the President, Vice President or anyone under the immediate protection of the Secret Service. The measure also makes it illegal to engage in “disorderly behavior” at a special event of “national significance” or in the proximity of a “restricted...
  • Caught on Camera: Is Wisc. Police Chief Conspiring with Anti-Walker Protesters? (Video)

    02/15/2012 1:45:36 PM PST · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    Big Government ^ | Feb 15th 2012 | Brett Healy
    Did Wisconsin’s Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs cut a secret access deal with one of Madison’s most infamous protesters? That’s the question being asked after one of our reporters caught an interesting conversation at the Wisconsin Capitol. While the rally was in violation of the policy governing access to state facilities, it appears protesters may have established an understanding with Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs. As he was speaking to veteran protester Miles Kristan about their understanding, the chief asked our reporter to leave. “You told me you were going to help me with this,” Tubbs is overheard saying to...
  • Anyone watching Westminister? They just grabbed two protesters

    02/14/2012 7:59:15 PM PST · by I still care · 46 replies
    My own Eyes | Feb 14, 2012
    Was anyone watching just now? Two women tried to jump in the ring just as they got the dogs in, were grabbed and screaming. Kudos to great security.
  • Oakland police arresting about 100 protesters

    01/28/2012 8:43:51 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 23 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 28. 2012 | AP
    Police were in the process of arresting about 100 Occupy protesters for failing to disperse Saturday night, hours after officers used tear gas on a rowdy group of demonstrators who threw rocks and flares at them and tore down fences. Police Sgt. Christopher Bolton said the arrests came after protesters marched through downtown Oakland a little before 8 p.m. Saturday, with some of them entering a YMCA building. Meanwhile, about 100 police officers surrounded City Hall while others were swept the inside of the building to see if any protesters broke in.
  • Video: Occupy protesters find Jean Quan in D.C.

    01/20/2012 1:53:38 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 1/20/12 | Will Kane
    Oakland Mayor Jean Quan can’t catch a break. Quan was visiting Washington, D.C., for the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting when she was spotted riding in a cab by Occupy DC protesters and surrounded. Quan sat in the cab and shielded her face while roughly a dozen protesters surrounded the car and chanted, “Shame! Shame! Shame! Shame!” “We were busy talking away, and I looked up and there were all these protesters there,” Quan said in a interview with the Oakland Tribune. “I think they freaked out the taxi driver.” Police moved in and pushed the protesters out of the...
  • Romney quizzed by Occupy protesters at N.H. town hall meeting

    01/04/2012 9:30:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Rueters ^ | 1/4/12 | Reuters
    Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney got off to an awkward start back in New Hampshire on Wednesday when the first question he took at a town hall meeting was from an Occupy protester. Fresh off his narrow win in Iowa, Romney was making his first campaign appearance ahead of the New Hampshire primary on Jan. 10 when the questioner – who said he was from both the Occupy New Hampshire and Occupy Boston protest groups against economic inequality – raised his hand and asked a question about corporate greed. “You have said that corporations are people, but in the last...
  • Apparent Occupy protesters greet Paul at event, shouting compliments [VIDEO]

    01/03/2012 1:44:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/3/12 | Steven Nelson
    At a Monday event in Iowa, Texas Rep. Ron Paul and his son, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, were greeted at the Steeplegate Inn in Davenport with a trademark “Occupy” mic check. “Mic Check” said one attendee loudly, as the GOP presidential candidate made his way to the podium. In the movement’s call-and-response pattern, others shouted back, “Mic check.” But rather than belittle the to-be speakers with lethargic policy jibes, as has been done to other GOP presidential candidates, the attendees belted out compliments. “Thank you, Dr. Paul, thank you for opposing the indefinite detention of Americans!” they shouted.
  • Los Angeles may sue Occupy protesters

    12/24/2011 3:47:29 PM PST · by SmithL · 31 replies · 1+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/24/11
    The city of Los Angeles is weighing a lawsuit against Occupy LA protesters to recoup financial damages sustained during the two-month encampment.
  • Video: Egyptian troops beat protesters Saturday in Cairo

    12/18/2011 10:28:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 12/18/11 | Carl in Jerusalem
    This ought to make Obama proud that he played a part in getting rid of that evil tyrant Mubarak. Let's go to the videotape. Here's an explanation of what you just saw for those who, like me, are Arabic challenged. But first, a picture: A picture of a female Egyptian protester who was stripped from her black abaya and allegedly abused by army men has met with angry tweets criticizing the country’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) on Saturday. The photos on social media shows a woman, clothed in just her denim pants, as army men hurl kicks...
  • Time’s POTY: “The Protester” (Nostlagia and Nonsense)

    12/14/2011 7:04:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/14/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Really? The most influential and newsworthy person of the year currently occupies space in urban downtown areas, unless you’re on the West Coast, where you can find them hanging out at the docks, blocking traffic and making your cost of goods needlessly increase. At least that’s how Time Magazine sees it, and they get there by conflating the Arab Spring protests with the labor-driven Occupy “movement,” which is collapsing from its own meaninglessness: Once upon a time, when major news events were chronicled strictly by professionals and printed on paper or transmitted through the air by the few for the...
  • Hammer-man to Occupy Norman: "Are you ready to die for your liberalism?"

    12/08/2011 6:14:01 AM PST · by SoonerStorm09 · 22 replies
    The Norman Transcript ^ | December 8, 2011 | Joy Hampton
    NORMAN, Okla. — Members of Occupy Norman marched quietly along a sidewalk in downtown Norman on Wednesday, despite being threatened and having a tent vandalized earlier in the day. Peyton Gates said an irate man yelled at Occupy protesters currently camping at Andrews Park. “He threw the hammer at us,” she said. “He also said, ‘I’ll do a lot worse than that.” While Gates and other Occupy Norman members did not see the man vandalize the tent, they said he made statements of admission to them and threatened them. “Are you ready to die for your liberalism” was a statement...
  • OWS Protesters Defy LA Eviction Order (Vermin don't want to leave)

    11/28/2011 11:04:27 AM PST · by Signalman · 16 replies
    Slate ^ | 11/28/2011 | S. Fred Singer
    UPDATE Monday at 9:35 a.m.: Los Angeles police are holding off on a plan to forcibly evict Occupy LA protesters from their encampment near city hall for now, the Los Angeles Times reports. Still, the paper reports that a few refused to leave the street and that four people were arrested after several protesters began throwing things at police. Hundreds of police wearing riot gear have lined the streets but currently continue to show restraint. The LAT: "Police said that there are still no plans to begin evicting people from the City Hall park, which was officially closed at midnight...