Posts Tagged ‘Occupy Oakland’

As many know, or will come to know of in the future, there have been several protests throughout the globe such as the one in Oakland, California in the United States of America. What started off as a peaceful protest over the last two months, has more recently erupted into violent confrontations with the police. As we can see in the amateur videos below, the police in Oakland have begun to evict the protestors even though there have been campgrounds setup for the protestors to peacefully exercise their constitutional rights. Hundreds of protestors at the Occupy Oakland movement have been arrested, and countless have been shot at with rubber bullets and tear gas canisters. One of the documented cases on video is of a Marine veteran, Scott Olsen, who was shot in the head by a tear gas canister at extremely close range. Also, as he was on the floor, an officer threw a flashbang near him; he was hospitalized due to his injuries and was in serious but stable conditions at the time of the incident. It was later revealed that he had suffered a skull fracture and swelling of the brain due to the impact of the projectile. I strongly feel that the police had no authority to forcefully evict the protestors in the manner that they did; especially since the protestors were for the most part complying with their orders, and had their protest contained to the designated areas. What’s your say on this matter?