Occupy Protests Continue with Violence and Arrests
China will demand confirmation of the U.S. Gold being held up as collateral for the foreign debt owed to China. An audit of Ft. Knox with independent testing of the claimed gold the U.S. purports to have on demand will send shock waves through the world just as if it was struck by an earthquake. It will leave the U.S. and its debtors reeling in its aftershocks that will bring down much of the world’s economic structure. “Lie about the gold, and what else have you been lying about?” The U.S. will become the most despised nation on earth.
The leaders of the Occupy Melbourne group forcibly removed from their City Square camp say they want the Victorian Ombudsman to investigate at least 43 instances of police violence against demonstrators. – smh.com.au
FORTY people have been arrested during what protesters say was a violent dawn police raid on the Occupy Sydney site in the CBD. Police, including riot squad officers, raided the site at Martin Place shortly before 5am (AEDT) today and cleared the area of more than 100 protesters. Activists said police bashed and manhandled protesters who refused to leave the camp and confiscated their possessions amid violent scenes. Forty people were arrested and 29 of those were issued with infringement notices for breaching a local government act, police said. – News.com.au
CHICAGO (AP) – Anti-Wall Street demonstrators of the Occupy Chicago movement stood their ground in a downtown park in noisy but peaceful defiance of police orders to clear out, prompting at least 100 arrests early Sunday, authorities said. Occupy Chicago spokesman Joshua Kaunert vowed after the arrests that the protesters would be coming back. “We’re not going anywhere. There are still plenty of us,” Kaunert told The Associated Press after police began the wave of arrests that took more than an hour to complete. – USAToday
The British daily is out with a survey of alleged brutality and racial profiling by police in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami and elsewhere. Civil libertarians say police are violating rights and defaulting to violence. That’s the reason, one told the Guardian, that police are increasingly demanding that passersby not film them making arrests or performing interrogations. – The Atlantic Wire
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The 11 Occupy Cleveland protesters arrested Friday night on Public Square in an act of civil disobedience emerged on Saturday disheveled but no worse for wear from their overnight stay in city jail. “Some people got treated a little more roughly than others, but at the end of the day, it wasn’t New York,” said arrested protester Erin McCardle, 23, of Cleveland. “There was no pepper spray, no batons.” – Blog.Cleveland.com
Raleigh, N.C. — Supporters of the “Occupy Wall Street” protests promised to be back in downtown Raleigh Sunday, a day after 20 people were arrested after a demonstration at the State Capitol. Organizers of the “Occupy Raleigh” protests said they would convene again at State Capitol grounds on Edenton Street at noon and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. “Even if we aren’t back tomorrow morning, we will be back,” law school student Jeanelle Alexander said Saturday. – WRAL