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Children of OWS post paper hearts, cops rip them down

12 Dec

By Muriel Kane
Sunday, December 11, 2011

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An anti-bullying march by parents and children directed against the New York Police Department’s arrests of peaceful protesters encountered a first-hand taste of what they were protesting against when police ripped down the paper hearts the children were attempting to post at City Hall.

As described by Margaret Flowers at October2011.org, “Parents for Occupy Wall Street, a collective community of parents & organizations in support of Occupy Wall Street met in Union Square Park on Saturday, December 10th (The International Day of Human Rights) to create 5,000 paper hearts to be delivered to Mayor Bloomberg. Each paper heart represented a peaceful protester that has been wrongfully arrested since the emergence of Occupy Wall Street movement.”

“We marched down to City Hall with our children eager to deliver our hearts and our message,” the account continues. “As we were not allowed onto the steps of City Hall due to renovations underway, we decided to tape the hearts onto the gates in front. We as parents watched in disbelief and disgust as the NYPD tore down the children’s artwork, ripped their hearts, and broke the children’s signs over their knees.”

This video was posted by Parents for OWS at YouTube, December 11, 2011.

Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane is an associate editor at Raw Story. She joined Raw Story as a researcher in 2005, with a particular focus on the Jack Abramoff affair and other Bush administration scandals. She worked extensively with former investigative news managing editor Larisa Alexandrovna, with whom she has co-written numerous articles in addition to her own work. Prior to her association with Raw Story, she spent many years as an independent researcher and writer with a particular focus on history, literature, and contemporary social and political attitudes. Follow her on Twitter at @Muriel_Kane

OWS Movement Has Its First Unborn Martyr (buzzfeed)

23 Nov

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/pregnant-woman-miscarries-after-being-sprayed-with

 

 

Pregnant Woman Miscarries After Being Sprayed With Pepper Spray

BUSINESS BUZZ This is horrible. A pregnant protester named Jennifer Fox has miscarried after being pepper sprayed and hit in the stomach by Seattle police officers during a peaceful protest last week.

Matt Stoperaposted about a day ago

 

“I was standing in the middle of the crowd when the police started moving in,” she says. “I was screaming, ‘I am pregnant, I am pregnant. Let me through. I am trying to get out.'”

 

At that point, a Seattle police officer lifted his foot and it hit her in the stomach, and another officer pushed his bicycle into the crowd, again hitting Fox in the stomach. “Right before I turned, both cops lifted their pepper spray and sprayed me. My eyes puffed up and my eyes swelled shut,” she says.

 

She was fine for a couple days, until she started feeling sick.

 

Jennifer went to the doctor and found out her baby had no heartbeat. “They said the damage was from the kick and that the pepper spray got to it [the fetus], too.”

 

Seattle’s The Stranger newspaper is currently waiting for Jennifer’s medical records to confirm the miscarriage.

This is video of Jennifer shortly after being attacked by the police:

Source: youtube.com

Wondershowzen “Beat Kids” on Wall Street – “Who Did You Exploit Today?”

23 Nov

http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:uma:video:vh1.com:53033

Demands of the Occupy Movement

23 Nov

This video somehow deleted my facebook wall. I wouldn’t have even thought of it, but it deleted my friend’s wall just before it deleted mine. What is FB afraid of?

 

http://vimeo.com/32398128

 

I am not embedding the video due to the sketchiness of the wall deletion, but as far as I can tell it’s safe to view at Vimeo.