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Barr and Trump Apply the 'Occupy Model": Tear Gas and Clubs in Lafayette Square Were Just the Beginning

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     Dave Lindorff explains what the brutal police assaults on Occupy Movement encampments back in 2011, orchestrated by the Obama Department of Homeland Security, did to crush that movement in a matter of days in November -- something President Trump, in probably the only complimentary thing he has ever said regarding actions by his predecessor referred to as a "beautiful" thing.  When Barr, on a conference call, told the nation's 50 governors on June 1, shortly after the assault he ordered at Trump's behest on peaceful protesters in Lafayette Square outside the White House,  that he would use the 'Occupy Model' to put down the current protests, he meant not just brutality, but treating the current protests, as Obama treated Occupy, as a terrorist movement.

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