Writes YAL blog reade Troy Heagy:
I am a resident in Pittsburgh and work at the University of Pittsburgh. I was not a protester during G-20, but living and working in the Oakland area of Pittsburgh, I happened to be caught in what amounted to riot police assaulting the entire Oakland area indiscriminately with pepper gas, LRAD, rubber bullets and billy clubs. I wasn’t sure if you were aware of the situation, but I wanted to let as many people know what happened here in Pittsburgh as I can…
I very strongly feel that Oakland was a victim of malicious and un-checked State Terrorism over the course of the last few days and the world needs to know about what happened here…
Heagy provides links to:
- An entire site devoted to chronicling police brutality at the G20 summit.
- A video where armed police take over a college dorm. As the policeman puts it: “It’s almost like if the government came in and declared martial law…but it’s not.” Right, because we can’t even be bothered with such pitiful formalities.
- And two local stories covering the protests.