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  •  media coverage was interesting last night (6+ / 0-)

    as thought there were two events at either ends of the street: one where there was clearly a confrontation where tear gas was thrown back and forth, and the one where the cops set  their line up to control the media and show that they weren't quite so out of control.

    The gun confiscations were not so much about protestors as it was criminals getting too close in their car to the command center

    OTOH, there was at least one firebomb and there were people who definitely wanted a police confrontation although this is a very small number compared to simply folks with protest as their only concern

    Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "If we appear to seek the unattainable, then let it be known that we do so to avoid the unimaginable." (@eState4Column5)

    by annieli on Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 09:01:42 AM PDT

    •  To me problem was (9+ / 0-)

      The police staged and massed on the end with the peaceful protest.  Yelled at protesters.  Blew their sonic whatever while community leaders were trying to peacefully get everybody up on side walk.  Then they drove their armed vehicles (like bats out of hell) past all the peaceful protesters.  Did whatever they did at the far end of the street where the disturbance was.  The raced back through the peaceful protesters to hide behind their line of police with assault rifles often aimed at peaceful protesters.  Doing this just caused immense anxiety to the kids who were doing nothing but peaceful protesting.

      Tone deaf.  Antagonizing.  Thuggish.  Counterproductive. Amateurish.

      •  apparently undercover officers had targeted (3+ / 0-)
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        various protesters so they would rush in with their trucks, set up a cordon and arrest someone, then withdraw back behind the line.

        The LRADs actually raised the level of tension of all concerned even as community leaders tried to get folks onto the sidewalk

        Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "If we appear to seek the unattainable, then let it be known that we do so to avoid the unimaginable." (@eState4Column5)

        by annieli on Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 09:41:18 AM PDT

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