Wednesday, August 27, 2008

"This is What a Police State Looks like"

By: Harry Waisbren

"This is what a police state looks like" was but one of the chants when a peaceful protest at the Democratic National Convention was met by vast police overreaction. The American News Project was there to cover it with video and reports that:
A calm political protest quickly turned chaotic as anxious Denver police surrounded protestors peacefully marching toward the Democratic National Convention Center. After trapping the crowd between two buildings, hundreds of officers used pepper spray, batons and unwarranted aggression. After being surrounded for 20 minutes, two ANP producers managed to escape after recording the whole affair.

Watch the video and decide for yourself whether this sort of thing should happen in a democracy below:

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