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  •  it took 2 hours .... (4+ / 0-)
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    sewenviro, RunawayRose, OLinda, KenBee

    wonder if they anticipated how quick the action would be and how effective at blocking ANY MSM coverage.

    Wonder if they will just block off access to WH tomorrow...

    Hopes to be Reporting LIVE from Durban @COP17 ...

    by boatsie on Sat Aug 20, 2011 at 10:03:31 AM PDT

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    •  no, I don't think so, (4+ / 0-)

      this is all a very well orchestrated sit-in with "to be expected arrests" taking place. The arrests were not quick, actually pretty slow and it was very hot. The whole scenario has a complete unthreatening, calm athmosphere.

      In the training sessions being organized each evening for the next day's group of sit-in protestors, one organizer actually formulated it this way: "We have a very good relationship with the park police and everybody knows exactly what to expect, the police and the protestors."

      Do you know who was blocking any MSM coverage?
      I was looking around. I didn't see any camera people from the MSM. I saw lots of people with cameras from organizations covering the event for their own organizations, most probably all of them will publish their videos or photos online.

      I will be there tomorrow too and will see, if anything changed.

      What is important to know is that on September 2nd many speakers from the Native American communities will be there and have a press event. If people try to get the MSM cameras out there, it should definitely be on that day. There is another day, when they open up the MLK Memorial and afaik on that day police may be "stretched" out to take care of both events at once. Other than that, it has been a very peaceful, calm protest so far. I left when around eight people still had to be arrested.

      THINK instead of PREVIEW. Change the button, Markos, In memory of Meteor Blades.

      by mimi on Sat Aug 20, 2011 at 01:08:07 PM PDT

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