There are reports of violence against protestors. I witnessed horrible violence against them on KCAL 9 news – a local station. While a great many police officers were respectful there were those who were overly aggressive and as one protestor is quoted as saying in the LA Times, “Wanted to hurt people.” Here is the article:
I just watched a photographer on KCAL 9 news pushed down violently and attacked by a dozen cops. KCAL 9 made it sound like the photographer did something wrong but he was literally just standing there taking photos when he was thrown down to the ground with such force that it would have broken my leg. And the idiots talking head anchor people who had no idea what actually was or had happened just started talking about how the photographer had basically asked for it because he shouldn’t have been in that area but their own camera guy and “journalist” were just a few feet from this guy. So why was it OK to hurt this single camera man as opposed to the local news guy who was also unlawfully on site but of course if the cops did that then there would be big public outcry.
This scene unfolding right now is getting crazy. And already is getting violent and frightening.
May the Great Spirit show the evils of our system and protect the innocent,
BTW is it a coincidence that the cops “break-up” these encampments in the middle of the night when people are sleeping and it’s very difficult for the media and us to see what is really going on? Hmm, don’t think so.