In the days before the WTO Agricultural Ministerial in Sacramento, California the city council adopted an "emergency ordinance" in secret that, among other things, criminalized the possession of bandanas. In what has become a standard practice of the militarized police in the United States this ordinance was used as an excuse to arrest media activists and those engaged in activist support (such as providing food and medical treatment). In this video a media activist targetted by the police under this ordinance discusses tactics employed by the police and by protesters. |
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