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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Occupy Philadelphia Day 22

Occupy Philadelphia is committed to non-violence. Most or all of the various occupy movements that I know about are also non-violent. However, there is no way for us to prevent violent outsiders or rogue elements from infiltrating our movements and provoking the police. There is some evidence that authorities have placed violent perpetrators into the midst of non-violent demonstrations. The violent clashes in Oakland and Chicago in recent days are deeply troubling. At OccupyChicgago, the police arrested two registered nurses and tore down the medic tent. This seems to be a violation of internationally recognized principles respecting the neutrality of medical personnel. Was this another police riot?

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