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OWS, 11/15/11: A police raid full of symbolism

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November 15, 2011
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A police raid suffused with symbolism
BY GLENN GREENWALD
http://www.salon.com/2011/11/15/a_police_raid_suffused_with_symbolism/?source=newsletter

Following similar raids in St. Louis and Oakland, hordes of NYPD officers this morning forcibly cleared Zuccotti Park in Manhattan of all protesters; New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg took "credit" for this decision. That led to this description of today's events from an Occupy Wall Street media spokesman, as reported by Salon‘s Justin Elliott:

A military style raid on peaceful protesters camped out in the shadow of Wall Street, ordered by a cold ruthless billionaire who bought his way into the mayor's office.

 

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