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Arrests at St. Louis Biodevastation - Call Police Chief Now

RoundUp At least 20-30 people have been arrested and we need your help. Police invaded two known movement homes this morning, apparently in "pre-emptive raids" to prevent their attendance at Sunday's demonstration against the World Agricultural Forum. Others were taken into custody while riding their bicycles to the BioDevastation gathering at Forest Park Community College, and the police have left the bicycles lying along the road. Sarah Bantz organizer for MORAGE and a speaker at the BioDevastation conference was arrested for having a container of Vitamin C capsules, which police are claiming to be an illegal drug.

Police have also entered the Randall Building, office of the Gateway Greens/Green Party USA, St. Louis IndyMedia, the Confluence newspaper, and other organizations, searching for "violations" and who knows what else. For the last two weeks, the St. Louis police have been spreading rumors of "Seattle-like violence" in order to ratchet up the levels of tension, rationalizing their procurement of riot gear and new "crowd control" weapons. [ Read More ] [ St. Louis Indymedia | biodevastation2003 ]