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will tell you that the overwhelming majority of protesters were
peaceful and nonviolent... even the Mayor of L.A. eventually had
to admit that much. Then why were thousands of heavily armed riot
police deployed throughout the city? Authorities will say that
the massive police presence "kept the peace".... nonsense.
demonstrators were peaceful because they had no violent intentions!
When the type of blatant force and intimidation pictured at left
is displayed in a country like China, it's a "human rights problem."
When it's done in America... the corporate press looks the other
the wake of the September 11th tragedy, such heavy handed security
will now be fully justified by many... but should the democratic
rights of Americans be eliminated for the sake of national security?
by Mark Vallen ©