This episode of the show reports on the Guitarmy March to New York from Philly and OWS Week correspondent Paul Talbot's violent arrest. OWS Week also covers events over in LA, the Chalk Walk event which was stormed by LAPD with many arrests and rubber bullet injuries. Also on this edition of the show we report on Fort Manning's continued demonstrations with Lee Camp's comic relief input, and Mitt Romney got it at Koch's plush beach house.
Twenty-eight arrests have been confirmed Sunday night during the ongoing Occupy National Gathering in Philadelphia, after a small, impromptu march followed the closing of Franklin Square where most of the gathering's activities have been centered. Two of the people arrested were livestreamers, Jesse Hadden of Occupy Portland and “Cowboy Mike” of Occupy Philly. Two of the people arrested were also medics.
Many tweets claim Philly police on bicycle patrol kettled those participating in the march, and then violently began to arrest them, possibly looking to target as many livestreamers as possible. Many also noted that the police far outnumbered the Occupiers. Journalist and livestreamer Tim Pool noted that the Homeland Security Department tactical vehicle was following close behind. Several tweets stated that there was a similar tactical unit at the last “mass arrest” in Philadelphia.
Pool reported, according to a Philadelphia police captain, arrests were for “obstructing a highway.” All would be issued summary citations and then would be released in about 2 hours. All were held at police headquarters -- known as "The Roundhouse" -- where other Occupy members gathered to wait in support for their release.
This second video is marked Part Two of the arrests:
From June 30th to July 4th, the Occupy movement will convene the Occupy National Gathering in the vicinity of Philadelphia's Independence Mall for a week of direct actions, movement building and the creation of a "blueprint" for a democratic future. The National Gathering will kick off with a massive march in solidarity with Healthcare-Now! On July 5th we will conclude with a 99 mile march from Philadelphia to Wall Street in Lower Manhattan.
Check out the Occupy National Gathering's Facebook page:
Judge dismisses charges against 30 members of Occupy Philly including freelance journalist and photographer Dustin Slaughter, charges of obstruction of a highway, failure to disperse and conspiracy stemming from a Nov. 30 protest sparked when police forced the Occupiers from their 56-day encampment outside City Hall on Dilworth Plaza.
Occupy Philly Presents: A short film produced by Occupy Philly in response to Wells Fargo robbing the city and their failure to pay their debt to society. This story is about the greedy and crooked owner of Wells Fargo Bank who deceives the city into thinking he was there to help when in fact he is trying to rob them of all their money.