Last night, a large group of peaceful people took the streets to protest the war machine and promote a better world. The response by the Chicago Police Department (among other agencies) was to block, beat, bloody, and even run them over with a truck. In addition, 4 livestreamers, including Timcast – who was here in Austin and did a teach-in for us during sxsw – were detained and interrogated AT GUNPOINT on their way home from the protest. They have reason to believe the house they were staying in was raided by police, and there was worry that material evidence may have been planted during that raid, as is suspected to have been done just days before with the NATO 3.
What better place than a COMMUNITY POTLUCK to gather ALL communities to decide how we will respond to the escalation of tactics against our right to express our dissatisfaction with the ruling class and its henchpeople.
Come one, come all to Pease Park today, 2 PM, near the volleyball courts. Invite your friends, bring your families, and lets make a plan for responding to the tactics used by the Chicago Police Department, and for moving forward in solidarity against an increasingly unjust system. ♥ Lainie
Potluck Event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/239835996117679/
Communique 246 from OWS: http://occupywallstreet.net/story/communiqu%C3%A9-246
Police Van pushing protester, now hospitalized AND arrested:http://occupysydney.visibli.com/share/JzCnoq
Violence against protesters (trigger warning):http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/05/20/1093159/-Occupy-Chicago-Police-Violence-Video-Liveblog-Updates-sadly-Expected?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed
Raid on livestreamers:
Teach-in event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/297947060294194/