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FreakOutNation has posted a couple of screen shots to show that the New York Times has changed its story about the Brooklyn Bridge arrests in a subtle but important way to shift the blame to protesters:

After allowing them onto the bridge, police cut off and arrested dozens of Occupy Wall Street protesters.
In a tense showdown over the East River, police arrested hundreds of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators after they marched onto the bridge's Brooklyn=bound roadway.

That change (and at least one other) took place over the course of 20 minutes. Check out the original story.

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Update #2: Please take a look at these videos that show first how the police are presenting the events at the beginning of the march over the bridge and then what really happened. First, here are two from the police posted by the NYTimes, under the heading "Police Gave Warnings at Bridge, Videos Show." The link was posted in a comment by COwoman. Next, view this one, posted here and here, also by COwoman, who seems to be really on top of this important issue. Please visit her original comments, linked here, to read what she has to say (and the comments following her comments).

Also see the discussion in this post by War on Error, who found the best video.

Originally posted to ej25 on Sat Oct 01, 2011 at 10:23 PM PDT.

Also republished by Occupy Wall Street.

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