« Occupy Wall Street » : échauffourées et arrestations à Boston – 11 octobre 2011

‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement sparks clashes, arrests in D.C. and Boston

washingtonpost.com

October 11

The “Occupy Wall Street” movement has spread from New York to several other major cities, including Boston, which had several protester arrested Tuesday after clashes with police. Elizabeth Flock reported the latest from “Occupy Boston” :

Scores of protesters from the Occupy Boston movement were arrested in the early hours of Tuesday morning, including a group of veterans, in one of the largest mass arrests in recent Boston history.

Members of the Boston Police Department moved in to dismantle and destroy tents after protesters ignored multiple warnings to move from the Rose Kennedy Greenway, a strip of parks and public spaces where they have been camped out for more than a week, the Boston Globe reports. Members of the media were told to leave and not to film. Patrol wagons were lined up on one side.

Startling footage that has emerged on YouTube shows what is believed to have happened next.

Police appear to clash with peacefully protesting veterans from Veterans For Peace, an organization of U.S. military veterans who oppose war. The veterans’ flags, including the American flag, also appear to be thrown to the ground. All the while, the veterans chant: “We are the veterans of the United States of America” and “Shame! Shame! Shame!”

According to Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, 100 arrests were made, including afemale veteran of the Iraq War.

Boston police spokesman Jamie Kenneally said the arrests were mostly for trespassing. Read more…

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~ par Alain Bertho sur 12 octobre 2011.

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