The Domestic War on Protesters
It's Not Just Egypt

Thompson, Brad
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Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  11/02/2011
Year Published:  2011  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX12457

While the US claims to uphold right to demonstrate around the world, there have been countless examples throughout the history of this country of protests being shut down by an overwhelming police presence. In recent years, it has become routine for police departments to use a host of tactics to limit and prevent mass demonstrations. These tactics have included mass arrests of demonstrators, preemptive arrests and trumped up charges against protest organizers.

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