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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Protest Updates From Around the World

Okay so I mean for fucks sake there are so many protests and Occupy things going on I'm just slapping all them bitches together.

From Yahoo News:
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dozens of police in riot gear and hundreds of protesters supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement engaged in a game of cat-and-mouse in downtown Oakland on Tuesday, with authorities using tear gas to respond to demonstrators' repeated agitations.

It was the fifth time in about three hours that police a fired a volley of tear gas to disperse a crowd at the scene where ongoing tension has erupted into conflict throughout the day.

The number of protesters has diminished with each round of gas. About 200 remained late Tuesday, mostly young adults, some riding bicycles, protecting themselves from the noxious fumes with bandanas and scarves wrapped around their faces.

Police have established a presence in a plaza where a pre-dawn raid Tuesday dismantled an encampment of Occupy Wall Street protesters that had dominated the area for more than two weeks.

Leave it to Oakland to have the most interesting Occupy movement around. Dude in New York bitch about cops telling them to clean up their garbage, in Oakland motherfuckers are fighting with cops and getting tear-gassed. Raider nation is pissed.
In other protest news, women in Yemen protested their piece of shit government by burning their veils.

From USA Today:
SANAA, Yemen (AP) – Hundreds of Yemeni women on Wednesday set fire to traditional female veils to protest the government's brutal crackdown against the country's popular uprising, as overnight clashes in the capital and another city killed 25 people, officials said.
In the capital Sanaa, the women spread a black cloth across a main street and threw their full-body veils, known as makrama, onto a pile, sprayed it with oil and set it ablaze. As the flames rose, they chanted: "Who protects Yemeni women from the crimes of the thugs?"

The women in Yemen have taken a key role in the uprising against President Ali Abdullah Saleh's authoritarian rule that erupted in March, inspired by other Arab revolutions. Their role came into the limelight earlier in October, when Yemeni woman activist Tawakkul Karman was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, along with two Liberian women, for their struggle for women's rights.

This is why I included the Yemen story with an Occupy story. I'm all about our right to protest, I think the Occupy movements are great and they would have much more power if they were larger. That being said, in motherfucking Yemen the protests are resulting in deaths

I mean think about how lucky we are in America that we can protest in every big city in the country and the worst that happens is you get whacked by a club or tear-gassed and maybe arrested overnight. In Yemen they are just killing dudes for protesting. 

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