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US police raid two Occupy camps

30 November 2011 Last updated at 15:01 GMT Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Police arrested a number of people as they moved in to clear the site US police have raided Occupy Wall Street camps in Los Angeles and Philadelphia, arresting over 200 people and tearing up tent cities. In Los […]

Black Friday sales start with pepper spray stampede

Shoppers in the US kicked off their annual “Black Friday” orgy of consumerism amid scenes of pushing, pulling, running and – in one case – pepper-spraying their way through the doors of the nation’s shops and malls. The annual tradition, when many stores open early with cut-price sales on the day after Thanksgiving, has become […]

Oakland port is shut down by Occupy protesters

Protesters shut down operations at Oakland’s port on Wednesday in demonstrations against economic inequality and police brutality, which turned tense as the night wore on. The protest by 5,000 people fell short of paralysing the northern California city that has been at the forefront of anti-Wall Street protests after a former US marine was badly […]

Iraq War Vet Shames Police at Occupy Wall Street

October 19, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Iraq War Vet Shames Police at Occupy Wall Street –After observing police activity at this weekend’s Occupy Wall Street protests, Sgt. Shemar Thomas says he saw better treatment of rioters in Iraq. –‘This is not a war zone. They don’t have guns. Why are you hurting these people?’ 19 […]