Democracy and Its Discontents
September 24, 2009
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Above: footage from ongoing protests at the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh. Police and US military have blocked off a security zone in the city, expelling all homeless people from the area, and with the exception of Burmese Monks, anarchists, anti-capitalists and others downtown is reported to be largely empty. Confrontations between police and protestors have already occurred. Tear gas (possibly OC gas) and LRAD sonic weapons have been used against the protestors– the same crowd control tactics used in Iraq. No microwave weapons yet.
Curious? Here are a few links:
The Guardian UK’s liveblog coverage (with a great little clip of some direct action by Greenpeace)
indymedia pittsburgh (more footage, audio, images)
Libertarias notes the difference in the treatment of Tea Party protestors and anti-capitalists.