Corporate media is only showing one side of the story. They just show the points when the police went out of control with violence directed violence. Then say that it was us being violent, as reason for rubber bullets and clubs. The people where on the sidewalk in a non-violent manner when the police started shooting at people on the sidewalk and snatching people they preceived as agitators. I would like to see video posted of all the people on the sidewalk and out of nowhere the police shooting into the crowded sidewalk.
If the City and the people truly do support non-violence protest then they need to do something besides pointing fingers. We need full on solidarity, because if it was you...I would stand by you and blaming the victims of police violence is not productive. We need the real story to get out. In short, We where attacked for not being coralled by the police like cattle. We wanted to end the protest on our terms, not co-opted into some route deamed by the police to listen to more speeches. We demand the freedoms our fore-fathers spoke of without the police trying to impose there authority at every turn. We do not need an escort.
I heard nothing about taking the Highway, we just wanted to get away from the police escort!
I'm tired of being non-violent and watching the police being over the top violent towards us then waiting months for any independent video footage from getting shown. it's too late then. WE NEED THAT FOOTAGE POSTED NOW!!!! for everyone to see the truth.
Especially the officer who wrecked on his bike then got super-aggressive to prove his manhood I guess. He looked like a rabid dog afterwards pacing around the intersection with a raised night stick looking to kill somebody, then he got a big gun. Pretty sure he was one of the guys that started shooting rubber bullets.