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Victims of Violence: When UC Police Attack
If you've taken a glance at the corporate press' headlines recently, you'd see something like this: "UC Santa Cruz Protest Turns Violent," or, my favorite, "Police Break Up Violent Protest at UC Regents Meeting." The mainstream media blatently suggests that it was the students - the protesters - that were violent. Yet, to have violence you have to have victims. 'cus if nothing or no one was hurt, how can you claim that any crime has been committed?
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Immediately after police snatched 3 activists, they used their batons to push away nearby protesters, eventually pepper-spraying the crowd.
This is the back of the same guy from above. He was dragged on the ground by cops before he was yanked away by friends.
Like most of those pepper-sprayed, these two just happened to be at the front of the crowd when the cops attacked.
Still recovering after being pepper-sprayed, how do you think these two will feel when they find out the corporate press is going to call them the violent ones?
oh and for the record, the Sentinel's photographer was smiling while he took photos of kids trying to wash the pepper-spray out of their eyes. In fact, the photo on the left is him taking this shot: http://www.santacruzphotogallery.com/gallery/protest/ucsc_protest4
what's to smile about?