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Intro: "'We're being evicted!' the message went out around 1 am. 'The park has been cleared,' the text message read a few hours later, as bedragged, pepper-sprayed protesters, having lost their home in the park, reconvened for a General Assembly in Foley Square and vowed to keep the occupation going. Over 70 had been arrested."

Occupy Wall Street activists are forcibly removed by New York City Police from Liberty Plaza, 11/15/11. (photo: Lucas Jackson/Reuters)
Occupy Wall Street activists are forcibly removed by New York City Police from Liberty Plaza, 11/15/11. (photo: Lucas Jackson/Reuters)



BREAKING: Massive Police Raid Clears Zuccotti Park

By Sarah Seltzer, AlterNet

15 November 11

 

UPDATE: 5:00:pm:est - It now looks like earlier reports today that protesters would be allowed to bring tents and sleeping bags back to Liberty Plaza were unconfirmed. OccupyNYC's last text reads, "Confirmed: Court decision has NOT been made yet. Please spread the word and mic." The Guardian reports, "The New York state supreme court has ruled that the Occupy Wall Street protesters have lost their bid to restore a full encampment at Zuccotti Park, where the protests began two months ago.

Earlier today, Mayor Michael Bloomberg pledged to re-open the park and allow the protesters to return, but without camping equipment. It now remains to be seen whether he fulfills his promise." -- CW/RSN

11:00:am:est -A massive early morning police raid has cleared the Occupy Wall Street encampment at Zuccotti Park in downtown Manhattan, New York City. Police formed a 4-block perimeter around the park refusing to allow anyone in. While New York media outlets are currently reporting the raid was 'non-violent,' reports and video from the park paint a far more violent picture. Occupy Wall Street organizers are mounting legal challenges, and regrouping at this hour. -- ma/RSN


Occupy Wall Street: Take the Bull by the Horns


e're being evicted!" the message went out around 1 am.

"The park has been cleared," the text message read a few hours later, as bedragged, pepper-sprayed protesters, having lost their home in the park, reconvened for a GA in Foley Square and vowed to keep the occupation going. Over 200 had been arrested, including city council member Ydanis Rodriguez. Blocks away, Mayor Michael Bloomberg held a press conference at which he declared that police would be now able to search people entering the park.

There is a planned post-raid gathering at 9 am at Canal and 6th Street for supporters to regroup and rally. Meanwhile, the National Lawyer's Guild has obtained a temporary restraining order "directing that occupiers be allowed back on the premises with their belongings." Reportedly, this will hold for several hours until a new hearing. However, after some members of the public re-entered the park, they were asked to leave again.

Twitter pictures later in the morning showed Zuccotti Park was bare and stripped--ugly and undamaged, as it was before, after cleaning crews move through. Before that, however, police had heaped protesters' belongings together.

According to Twitter and the Occupy movement's texts as well as press releases from both the movement and the Mayor's office, the early morning raid cleared the protests' two-month-long "model society" of its infrastructure, including spaces and structures like the women's safe space tent, the medical tent, and thousands of books from the "People's Library" - which were seen in the back of a dumpster.

Cops reportedly told people these confiscated items would be available at the Department of Sanitation.

Almost all of downtown Manhattan was blocked off in various ways, and protesters were beaten for being both on the sidewalk and the street.

Watch this amateur video of the beatings:

According to reports on Twitter, an OWS press release, and emails over internal OWS listservs, downtown subways and the Brooklyn Bridge were shut down, airspace was blocked off, and a barricade was erected to prevent supporters who were alerted by text from entering.

Several bystanders who arrived to help were pepper-sprayed or beaten. Read this dispatch from Anna Lekas Miller for one such story. "The police came towards us. I was live tweeting when I realized there was a funny smell and something in my eyes that was making them burn ... I was shoved against a wall by a cop with a riot shield telling me to, 'Keep it moving.' ... Their batons were out. It was violence."

Below are a series of tweets from AlterNet's Kristen Gwynne, who arrived on the scene after 1 am:

  • Riot police won't anybody in ows. Looking for alternate route in..ahh hang in there guys
  • Cops everywhere. At least 1 pepper sprayed cops pushing us
  • Holy shit this us crazy pepper spray, pushing us, beating and arresting peaceful protestors#ows
  • They're literally pushing us down cortlandt. Violent cops #ows

These brutal tactics were used on supporters who were in the park and others who were trying to get in to protect the space, as well as some members of the press. LRADs (sound cannons) were seen and some say used, but as of yet but there have been no confirmed reports of them being used.

Perhaps worst of all, there was a media blackout that specifically disallowed press from entering while the space was cleared. Many newspeople on Twitter have expressed anger and frustration about being prevented from reporting on the scene; some were apparently told by the NYPD, "You're not press tonight."

At In These Times, Alison Kilkenny had this report from Twitter: "Some protesters chained themselves to trees in Liberty, and some early reports indicate the NYPD cut down the trees in order to remove the demonstrators."

Around 7 am, the following things were trending on Twitter in New York City:

Here is a timeline of the raid from OWS. Note that some reports in this timeline are unconfirmed:

Timeline of Violent NYPD Raid on Occupy Wall Street

3:36 a.m. Kitchen tent reported teargassed. Police moving in with zip cuffs.
3:33 a.m. Bulldozers moving in
3:16 a.m. Occupiers linking arms around riot police
3:15 a.m. NYPD destroying personal items. Occupiers prevented from leaving with their possessions.
3:13 a.m. NYPD deploying sound cannon
3:08 a.m. heard on livestream: "they're bringing in the hoses."
3:05 a.m. NYPD cutting down trees in Liberty Square
2:55 a.m. NYC council-member Ydanis Rodriguez arrested and bleeding from head.
2:44 a.m. Defiant occupiers barricaded Liberty Square kitchen
2:44 a.m. NYPD destroys OWS Library. 5,000 donated books in dumpster.
2:42 a.m. Brooklyn Bridge confirmed closed
2:38 a.m. 400-500 marching north to Foley Square
2:32 a.m. All subways but R shut down
2:29 a.m. Press helicopters evicted from airspace. NYTimes reporter arrested.
2:22 a.m. Frontpage coverage from New York Times
2:15 a.m. Occupiers who have been dispersed are regrouping at Foley Square
2:10 a.m. Press barred from entering Liberty Square
2:07 a.m. Pepper spray deployed -- reports of at least one reporter sprayed
2:03 a.m. Massive Police Presence at Canal and Broadway
1:43 a.m. Helicopters overhead.
1:38 a.m. Unconfirmed reports of snipers on rooftops.
1:34 a.m. CBS News Helicopter Livestream
1:27 a.m. Unconfirmed reports that police are planning to sweep everyone.
1:20 a.m. Subway stops are closed.
1:20 a.m. Brooklyn bridge is closed.
1:20 a.m. Occupiers chanting "This is what a police state looks like."
1:20 a.m. Police are in riot gear.
1:20 a.m. Police are bringing in bulldozers.

At Pandagon, Amanda Marcotte had this to offer on the destruction of the library:

Media Bistro is reporting that the NYPD destroyed over 5,000 books that have been amassed in the OWS library over the past two months. The young protesters who were volunteering as librarians tweeted the ordeal of watching what has come to be, historically speaking, the symbol of authoritarian governments oppressing its citizens.

"OWSLibrary The People's Library NYPD destroying american cultural history, they're destroying the documents, the books, the artwork of an event in our nation's history.

Right now, the NYPD are throwing over 5,000 books from our library into a dumpster. Will they burn them?

Protesters locked arms and tried to keep the dumpsters full of books and tents from leaving, but obviously to no avail. Personally, I donated about a dozen books to OWS, mostly about feminism in response to requests for more feminist discourse and history. Some of them weren't exactly books you can just saunter into a local library branch or Barnes & Noble to find, either, such as the radical feminism reader. So this image of the books being tossed into the trash is just adding to the emotional distress of this situation.

So don't believe the lies. If this was just about a clean park, there would have been no need to go over the fucking top in the assaults on speech and press that included threatening journalists (and arresting one), squelching witnesses, and destroying over 5,000 books that were provided, free of charge, by supporters who want to assist protesters' desire to educate themselves and, frankly, give them something to do during their downtime.

 

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+46 # Barkingcarpet 2011-11-15 10:52
Our government is badly broken and corrupt and needs to be altered or abolished.

It is time for humans to shake off the corporate dictatorship, and enact just, sane, and healthy laws/policy which will serve humans, and the planet, before the money and power are everything myopic ignorance destroys us all.
 
 
+20 # John Locke 2011-11-15 12:29
Its time that lawyers filed dozens of lawsuits against the City and the mayer, and the police, this was a consorted effort through several states to end resistance to the status quo, but it won't stop, it has only begun and lawsuits could break the back of the city and its financial handler Wall Street, This is also a chance to go after Wall Street under a conspiracy theory acting with a state actor to deny rights guaranteed under the constitution, its called Civil Rights Litigation, surely there are attorneys out there who believe in this movement and will bring such actions...let the city and the banks pay out millions in damages and see what happens
 
 
+4 # geraldom 2011-11-15 17:12
I would agree with you if it wasn't for one fact. It doesn't matter how many lawsuits are made against the NY City & Mayor Bloomberg, or the police dept for that matter. Any & all money that may have to be paid out by the City to protesters who win their cases are paid by the taxpayers, not Michael Bloomberg's pocket or the pockets of the police officers who have committed these offenses.

Then you have a court system that has become almost completely corrupted over the years by the powers to be, to the point where they are more protective of the govt than they are of the American people. A good example is the lawsuit that was brought against our govt to block the Twitter & Google info demanded by Obama's DOJ in the Wikileaks case. So far, we're losing.

And, if by chance, NYC loses a case, or if a bank loses a case, they can simply appeal to a higher court. The higher you go in today's court system, the more corrupt that court is. Eventually, they will have their case dismissed.

The only true way of stopping police abuse of peaceful protesters is to be able to sue & win against the individual police officers who have committed crimes against the citizenry as if they were normal citizens, to be able to destroy them completely financially. Then and only then will this abuse stop. They can't be protected by a shield of immunity.
 
 
+31 # Mouna 2011-11-15 11:01
WE WILL NOT BE MOVED! THIS IS OUR COUNTRY! WE WILL NOT BE MOVED!
 
 
+43 # grannym 2011-11-15 11:30
And our "law and order" leaders tell us to admire the crowds who stand up to tyranny in other countries while cheering on the thuggery that's attacking the demonstrators in our own country.
 
 
+24 # salvatore 2011-11-15 11:30
The idea the police work for public good and public safety is only a theoretical posit which has been proven again to be a farce. Although we as taxpayers foot the bill to pay for this police, it has been corrupted by monied influence for their gain only. It is yet another form the super-rich steals from the rest of us. They are so morally bankrupt.
 
 
+28 # Billy Bob 2011-11-15 11:32
Thank you for reporting the abuse RSN. Thank you for not being the AP.

It's pretty obvious why the "eviction" was at 1am.

Remember all those videos of cops sicking attack dogs on people for protesting segregation in the 50s and early 60s? Some things never change.

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO ENFORCED SEGREGATION, by the way?

WE WON. THEY LOST.

We've already won this too. It will take several years for the political ramifications and re-alignment to become apparent, however.

This isn't about us vs. a few stupid cops. This is about (to borrow a misused phrase of the pentagon) the HEARTS AND MINDS of the American people.

WE ARE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

People who ordinarily wouldn't give their preconceived "conservative" notions a second thought, are starting to stop and take notice.

Being on the side of right is good strategy. The only affective strategy the bad guys have left is 1am evictions by paid dumbasses who's own secret opinions are beginning to be challenged.

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! Let's give faux news something worth fearing.
 
 
+25 # CL38 2011-11-15 11:49
This is the US. If what Bloomberg ordered and the police were doing is legal and above board, why do they need a 'media blackout'?

Are we now living in Nazi Germany?
 
 
+26 # Cactusman 2011-11-15 11:52
While it is not fair, this is the kind of temporary setback that will need to be weathered as long-haul vision takes over. The kind of changes afoot now are not going to be easy or quick to make, yet they shall be made.

Stay focused on the moral high ground, persistent nonviolent action, and developing the kind of new message that will filter down into the consciousness of millions and billions worldwide.

There's a reason they're cracking down on us so hard. They never gave the Tea Party such treatment in part because the Tea Party conservative mentality is easier to co-opt and corral into castration by corporate forces than OWS is. While I respect the impulses behind what many of the Tea Partiers were trying to do to better our country, in many ways that movement is already done as far as effecting useful positive change is concerned.

OWS is a response to that which the Tea Party cannot do. And because of that it will suffer behavior from the forces of institutional power that are losing their iron grip on power. We see this manifested in Oakland, and now in Zuccotti Park.

Stay the course. This organic, fluid movement is only the start.
 
 
+6 # 1066 2011-11-15 12:03
Obama and Hillary Clinton make impassioned pleas for protest.

Search Youtube for 'I am not moving'
 
 
+23 # Glen 2011-11-15 12:06
There may be a media blackout, but you can bet there are videos, photos and all manner of reports coming out. Determined reporters from around the world have been watching these events in the U.S. and will make their reports accordingly.

The shame of the U.S. is out there more than ever, and international judgement has rendered the word of the U.S. government and law enforcement dead. We have entered another era, but have not cleaned up the debris of the past, as the city cleaning up Zuccotti Park.
 
 
+22 # LessSaid 2011-11-15 12:11
And they voted Bloomberg in for three terms. I guess he won't get a fourth. I always new that man was bad news.

We don't need to compare the OWS with the TeaParty. The TeaParty was a brain child of the 1%. Of course they got the royal treatment. In the end OWS will make real changes for the 99%. The fat lady hasn't sung yet.
 
 
+24 # PGreen 2011-11-15 12:13
Thinkprogress.o rg reports:
"...following a midnight police raid evicting protesters from Zuccotti Park, Justice Lucy Billings issued an order requiring the protesters to be readmitted... During his 8 a.m. press conference, Mayor Bloomberg seemed to acknowledge he was familiar with the temporary restraining order, but claimed he had not been served and was keeping the park closed. As of this writing, Zuccotti Park remains closed to protesters in direct contradiction of Justice Billing’s order."

The outrageous thing is that Bloomberg should be brought up on charges and even serve jail time for disregarding a court order, as you or I would, but the national narrative is so adapted to the prevalence of privileged status, that this will likely never be pursued.
 
 
+24 # jon 2011-11-15 12:15
This is not a "free" country like Egypt. Zuccotti Park is not Tahrir Square.

Now there can be no denying that we live in a fascist state.

The Patriot Act trumps the Bill of Rights.

Thanks, George.
 
 
+15 # Terrapin 2011-11-15 12:20
Tactical Briefing: Instead of "Shame on you ..." shouted towards the Universal Soldier ... BEASTS that have abandoned their Humanity to be agents of violence.

Imagine if OCCUPY broke into "THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND, THIS LAND IS MY LAND ... FROM CALIFORNIA ... "
It would look REALLY BAD kicking the Shit out of a bunch of people singing Woody Guthrie Anthem.
"If you wanna end the War ... you gotta Sing Loud" ... Arlo told us that.
"Come back Woody Guthrie to US now ..." we need you
 
 
+15 # Peace Anonymous 2011-11-15 12:21
A BASIC FACT TO REMEMBER:
On Facebook there is a page called Americans Against Occupy Wall Street. It has 30, thirty people liking it. We have millions..... Is there anything else a democracy needs other than a majority????
The Christian Right needs to realize that if Christ were here today he would have been in Zuccotti Park with the rest of the "hippies" committed to doing the right, but (Mr. Bloomberg)PEACE FUL thing.
 
 
+21 # Nel 2011-11-15 12:31
Mayor Bloomberg must resign or be fired, he's another Mubarak!
 
 
+9 # jon 2011-11-15 12:49
Quoting Nel:
Mayor Bloomberg must resign or be fired, he's another Mubarak!



Hosni Bloomberg.
 
 
-32 # Robt Eagle 2011-11-15 12:49
Woah, let the facts come out and don't jump to conclusions. Seventy people were arrested, maybe they did something wrong, like not respond appropriately to a Police Officer's order to move out. It is a private park and the occupation of it with the reported ill mannered occupants warranted this action. No rule or laws allows for camping over night in the park. Factual data is needed before the rant of a police state and declaring easterrn europe 1930's mentality is just rediculous.
 
 
+16 # PGreen 2011-11-15 13:01
"Rule or laws:" Note that Mayor Bloomberg disregarded a court order to allow the protestors and their belongings, including tents, back in. If it were you, you'd be in jail now.
 
 
+7 # Billy Bob 2011-11-15 14:22
If you want to preach about "jumping to conclusions", tell it to the crowd at your next tee-party meeting.

I'm sure the other 10 people there who are constantly complaining about "big government" will be willing to listen.
 
 
+12 # Michael_K 2011-11-15 12:49
Whereupon the citizens of New
York came to realize that Bloonberg was a very small man... in more ways than just his physique.

I say we make a clean sweep, get rid of the mini-mayor, get rid of his Imperial Guard (bye bye Mr. Kelly) and find out who thought it was a good idea for the NYPD to buy LRADs!!!!!
 
 
+10 # pernsey 2011-11-15 12:57
Yeah, my blood's so mad feels like coagulatin'
I'm sitting here just contemplatin'
I can't twist the truth, it knows no regulation.
Handful of senators don't pass legislation
And marches alone can't bring integration
When human respect is disintegratin'
This whole crazy world is just too frustratin'

And you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you don't believe
We're on the eve
of destruction.

These protest videos reminded me of this song and another era of protesters. God be with us!
 
 
+9 # Scottford 2011-11-15 12:59
The brutal pigs have proven all through history that if they want a war they can have a war. They can win battles, but the war is never won in the long run.
 
 
+11 # Margolicious 2011-11-15 13:15
This is absolutely outrageous! One of my friends noted that the Tea Party waved flags. The Koch brothers, Pope and the top one per cent own this country and started and supported the Tea Party lunatics. Let's take this country back. I feel so sorry for all the vets that were seriously wounded in the various occupation and all the other true Americans that are participating and getting peppered sprayed and arrested. Occupy Wall Street protesters are peacefully fighting for democracy against a fascist country. NYC is controlled by the Nazis-- Bloomberg, Kelly,Wall Street, and the super rich. Keeping on going. America is for you and against the rich and their corrupt government.
 
 
+8 # thirby 2011-11-15 13:21
Capitalists are not easy to get rid of. Ask any Russian.
Violence was inevitable and it means the capitalists will lose in the long term.Confiscati ng books is a crime against humanity. Lots of book burning before and during WW2.
The Mayors actions are a declaration of defeat
 
 
+3 # lorenbliss 2011-11-15 13:24
Undoubtedly -- given that these sorts of atrocities are happening across the country -- this is orchestrated by the Reich Secu...er, the Department of Homeland Security, in all likelihood with the enthusiastic approval of Barack the Betrayer himself.

Once again the bitter truth of our time: vote for a Democrat, get not just a closet Republican but a backdoor fascist.
 
 
+14 # geraldom 2011-11-15 13:26
What amazes me is that the New York City government headed up by Michael Bloomberg only honors court orders that they agree with. The Michael Bloomberg government has been ordered by a New York State Supreme Court Justice, a Judge Lucy Billings, to halt the evictions at Zucotti Park and to allow the protesters to return to the park and to return all of their personal goods to them. It appears that Michael Bloomberg is actively refusing to comply to her order.

Don't we have a wonderful Democracy here in this country when our government can pick and choose which court orders they're willing to comply with? I wonder who's going to enforce this judge's order?
 
 
+13 # namaste 2011-11-15 13:32
I ask that all who cannot take part in these brave, selfless actions with our Occupy brothers and sisters stand in solidarity with them whenever possible. For my part, I no longer pledge allegiance to a flag or stand for a national anthem - and tell all present why not - in my country where constitutional freedoms are blatantly disregarded and trampled upon. I am greatly indebted to all those who continue to show the world the hypocrisy under which we are governed and live.
 
 
+8 # DPM 2011-11-15 14:35
Join a local Occupy group, no matter how small.
 
 
+5 # DaveM 2011-11-15 13:40
3:33 a.m. Bulldozers moving in

This is how wars begin.
 
 
+5 # Glen 2011-11-15 15:32
Let's hope the next step is not tanks. It wouldn't be the first time in this country.
 
 
+16 # DPM 2011-11-15 14:34
Let's thank the cities of New York and Oakland. They are doing more to advance our cause than we could hope for. They are focusing attention on just how Americans are being herded and controlled. They will, ultimately, get the fence-sitters off the fence, most on the side of justice and freedom. Our side! OCCUPY!
 
 
+8 # Lolanne 2011-11-15 15:17
This makes it pretty obvious that corporate America is running scared. There would be no need for such vile tactics otherwise. Bloomberg and Co. are petrified that OWS is having a major impact on the country and that they might lose a buck or two when the dust settles and changes have been made. WHERE is our government? WHY is all this persecution tolerated? Do those at the top have no conscience, no morals, no ethics at all? Never mind, I know the answers - I just wonder how much longer such tacit approval will be tolerated by the 99%. I am in tears at this vicious treatment of courageous people who are trying to bring about positive change, make a difference in the lives of so many of us. And so frustrated that I cannot help in some concrete way. I don't have money (caught in the housing bubble) and don't have strength and health to be out there. But I can speak and will do so at every opportunity FOR OWS and against this illegal, vicious, vile treatment of them. The powers that be have every reason to be afraid. THIS MOVEMENT WILL NOT GO AWAY!
 
 
+4 # Phlippinout 2011-11-15 18:07
I dont think they are terrified, I think they are arrogantly amused. They think they are rich and powerful and above the law. Worse, the police aim loaded weapons at the peaceful people, they are a big part of the problem. I owe Blacks, the homeless, the street vendors and everyone who is forced to deal with law enforcement on a daily basis, a huge apology for never knowing what hell you live! I can only imagine the abuse you go through and have gone through for so long. OWS has opened my eyes and I thank each and every one of you. After seeing the man handling of peaceful people I now dislike law enforcement and see them as a big part of our social woes. Nothing worse than armed bullies!
 
 
+3 # Aussieken 2011-11-15 16:42
It is so good to see the worm turning in America as well as throughout the world and especially the Middle East. People can only be pushed so far and you know that your cause is just when the pigs in power have to bring in the bulldozers. Bloomberg taking a leaf out of the Israeli Government playbook? Next step perhaps a gigantic concrete wall around the park? Push back, push back!
 
 
+9 # mdj777 2011-11-15 17:15
The below has just been sent to the Mayor:

Security Issues

November 15, 2011

Dear Sir:

You are a coward. And you are a liar, for you took an oath to uphold the Constitution, which you have disgraced.

Yes, sir, I called you a coward. And if you want to meet in person, I shall do so to your face.

Oh, but your preferred method is to strike in the dead of night. Oh, correction, your preferred method is to have others follow your orders to do so.

Hey, Mr. Law Man, are you going to obey the Judge's order to allow the people back in the park? Or do you actually believe being a billionaire places you above mere mortals?

Those of us who have served in the Armed Forces took an oath to uphold the Constitution "against all enemies, foreign and domestic." Rest assured, this old soldier considers you to be in the latter catergory. And, tough guy, we were serious when we said, "So help me God."

If there is one shred of decency in you, resign. If there are two shreds, apologize. For it would not be wise to live the lyrics of that song by One Republic.

Yours truly,

Marvin D. Jones

Veteran,
United States Army
 
 
+6 # Phlippinout 2011-11-15 17:55
Maybe its time for the police to get paid directly from the rich and let us hire our own protection. I am appalled with the treatment of peaceful protesters and quite frankly do not think my tax money should pay for thugs and strong arm men who work for the corporations and treat the people like a major pain in the ass!
 
 
-3 # Okieangels 2011-11-15 18:20
Reports of the library being destroyed may be completely or partially mistaken - it's been posted that the books were saved and put into storage.
http://yfrog.com/nzdr7ndj
 
 
+1 # Dale 2011-11-16 08:12
Government at all levels is of, by, and for finance capital. The financiers are the ones who work toward and have largely achieved government that is essentially violence and force to go about Business as Usual. America is the land of the Brave, the Occupiers, and the unfree, the rest of us. Take em on guys and women!
 
 
-4 # Robt Eagle 2011-11-16 11:17
Margolicious: How do you put Bloomberg and Nazi in the same sentence??? You folks don't care one iota about law, unless it allows you to trash others who do not agree with you. Freedom of Speech is not taking over a private park and setting up an encampment of lunatics who take craps in the street and party all night, rape, and what ever else has been reported by the OWS protesters. It is worse in Oaklnad with major law breakers there. The Tea Partiers never destroyed property or confronted police, they all went home after peacefully having SPEECH. Get real, you are backing garbage here!
 
 
+2 # Cassandra2012 2011-11-16 18:00
Actually, at one of their protests, a rather thick-necked (no-neck?) Tea-bagger was clearly shown on U-Tube pulling off the wig of a female counter-protest or and beating her up with the aid of other so-called 'peaceful' T-baggers!!
Keep to the facts!
 
 
0 # Billy Bob 2011-11-16 19:51
Mr. Nixon,

It's good to see you still contributing so much to the dialogue this many years after your own death. Say "hi" to J. Edgar for us, while you're down there.
 

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