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Boston Police Throw American Flag To Ground, Arrest Veterans, Trash Property To Protect ‘Green Space’ From 99 Percent

In one of the largest mass arrests in recent Boston history, the Boston Police Department cleared a park of activists with the 99 Percent Movement in the early hours of Tuesday morning, dismantling and destroying tents that had been set up on Monday. Startling footage shot by an onlooker shows members of Veterans for Peace, an organization of U.S. military veterans who oppose war, being arrested by members of the Boston Police Department, their flags — including the American flag — being thrown to the ground:

This could be a flashpoint for the Occupy movement. There is no way to frame this other than police brutality. Boston PD is still trending on Twitter, hours after the raid began. 

Arresting protesters does nothing but strengthen their resolve and grow their numbers. We are everywhere. We will not forget.

Filed under Boston Police The Whole World is Watching Veterans for Peace Occupy Boston Occupy Wall Street Occupy Everywhere We are everywhere Occupy politics economy police Police brutality

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    There is indeed: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=255151111189948
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    if I bring up politics on campus, people either call me a hippie and tell me to join a bra burning, or start talking...
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    Do it! That sort of reckless self-sacrifice is the only way things are going to change! But maybe you don’t have to head...
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    >pahk >unlu-aww-ful Yes, this is Boston. North End, I think.
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    Unbelievably horrifying. Wish I was back in Boston to go and support this.
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    Ugh fucking BPD. Lay off my city!
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