Occupy Organizers Say NYPD Targeted and Arrested Key Leaders Before Anniversary Protest

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Police arresting Occupy Wall Street protesters during Monday’s anniversary demonstrations. (Photo: Getty)

According to multiple people who have been involved with planning and executing Occupy Wall Street protests the New York City Police Department targeted key organizers for arrests in advance of Monday’s Occupy anniversary demonstrations. These arrests may have prevented the movement from, for the first time, presenting a focused, single message at the center of the protests. Continue reading “Occupy Organizers Say NYPD Targeted and Arrested Key Leaders Before Anniversary Protest”

Protesters Briefly Interrupt Mitt Romney’s RNC Speech

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Mitt Romney on stage at the RNC (Photo: Getty)

TAMPA, FL — Mitt Romney is currently on stage at the Republican National Convention. During his speech, a group of protesters attempted to interrupt the proceedings by shouting from the seats above the convention floor. Audience members drowned them out with chants of, “USA! USA! USA!”

Politicker was unable to hear the protesters from our spot on the convention floor, but, according to journalist Andrew Coyne, they were waving pink banners and shouting, “People over profits!” The protesters were quickly removed by security personnel. Dan Libit of the Daily said the protesters were affiliated with the activist group Code Pink, which staged a similar interruption during Paul Ryan’s speech yesterday. Continue reading “Protesters Briefly Interrupt Mitt Romney’s RNC Speech”