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Footage: NYPD brutalize UC solidarity marchers with batons

From Occupy California: On November 19th, people in support of the University of California occupations marched in solidarity (in NYC). During the night, the police beat some of the marchers.

The following response to this brutal police action is posted at Occupy California along with this video:

Dear NYC Marchers,

we here are speechless at the despicable actions of the NYC police. We send our solidarity to all that have been brutalized by the police in this struggle. As we continue fighting we will face the state’s escalating violence. We must band together in solidarity to support all those comrades who will inevitably fall victim to capitalism’s last defensive stand. We cannot express how much we appreciate you standing in solidarity. As occupations and other radical actions are spreading around the world, we know that our struggle will contribute to revealing capitalism, the state, and all others forms of oppression as the shit that it is. From Greece to the UK, from Vienna to Heidelburg, from Santa Cruz to New York, we want fucking everything! Most of all, we want justice!

fuck the pigs.
an autonomous committee
Inside UC Santa Cruz Occupied Kerr Hall

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Footage: More police brutality at UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley Protests at Wheeler Hall: November 20, 2009

More from UC Berkeley Protests at Wheeler Hall Front Lines: November 20, 2009

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Gallery: AP Photos of UCLA student being tasered

Here is some photographic proof of UCLA student Rustin O’Neil being tasered on November 19, 2009. You already saw the video evidence of another UCLA victim being tasered on November 20. UCLA officials now admit that two students were tasered on Wednesday, November 18, so that brings my count to four. As I mentioned earlier, I’m still working on getting some more info from my UCLA source which might bump that number up even higher. Did I mention that UCLA initially denied that anyone was tasered? LAist has them admitting to the two victims on Wednesday, but in an official press release from Thursday, they make no mention of anyone being subjected to the cruel and unusual punishment of electrocution simply for exercising their first amendment rights.

Kudos to LAist for pointing out the memo from TASER International, Inc. that specifically warns users of their products to avoid aiming it at the chest of their victims. Oops, looks like the UCPD cop is actually tasing Mr. O’Neil directly over his heart in the first image of the gallery above. He might be one of the few students who will be able to afford the 32 percent tuition hike after winning his lawsuit against UCLA and their draconian police force.

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