Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Denver police spill protesters' blood

The most violent clash between OWS supporters and the police so far has erupted in Denver, as the authorities attempted to dismantle an Occupy camp. The Internet is swamped with hundreds of angry messages and pictures of rubber bullet wounds.

­Denver police took their best shot at dismantling the OWS camp over the weekend. To disperse the crowd they used tear gas, batons, and rubber bullets, which are considered to be a “safe deterrent.”

But the pictures and videos that have been published all over the Internet prove the contrary.

A video of the action shows a group of officers using their batons to push the protesters back. Images of police making a direct strike at the face of one of the protesters have been held up as an example of excessive force being used by officers. more