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Targeting Journalists Covering OWS Protests - by Stephen Lendman
Suppressing OWS truth.
On September, 17, 2011, US Day of Rage.org organized protests in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, OR, and Austin, TX.
They hoped many more would follow, grow, and spread nationwide. Indeed they have to over 1,000 large and small cities, towns, and communities.
"We have had enough," they said. "Help us reclaim democracy." Currently, many social justice issues drive them. In response, police violence confronts them.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan admitted coordinating crackdown efforts with counterparts in other cities.
Examiner.com reporter Rick Ellis said an anonymous federal official told him that "in several (late 2011) conference calls and briefings, local police agencies were advised to seek a legal reason to evict residents of tent cities, focusing on zoning laws and existing curfew rules."
They were also "advised to demonstrate a massive show of police force, including large numbers in riot gear."
Last October, Obama duplicitously said, "(W)e are on their side."