Raw Footage of the Oakland Police Response

I haven’t seen scenes like this since London this past summer or Greece this past spring.  The police had no obvious reason to react the way they did with tear gas and flash bangs.  They swarmed in with lathi sticks swinging and took down the protesters.   Unarmed protesters exercising their first amendment rights.  This will not end well…

I find this overreaction by the police a dangerous escalation in what has been a remarkably peaceful protest. Lest we forget, protests in the 1960s often ended with a burning ROTC building or innocent people murdered by the authorities.

Iconic Image from The Kent State Massacre
The Stanford Navy R.O.T.C. building was destroyed by arsonists in May 1968

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