[SATLUG] OT: Human Rights and the G20 in Pittsburg

Todd W. Bucy toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Tue Sep 29 19:56:37 CDT 2009


David Kowis wrote:
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> Doug WHITE wrote:
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>> that was my point, exactly what are they protesting?  What is the G20 doing
>> that is so objectionable.  I have seen that there were protests wherever
>> that group met on the planet, but never understood just what was being
>> protested.
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> Whilst I'm sure it matters to the protesters, it doesn't matter to me. :)
>
> They've got a constitutional right to free speech and to assemble
> peaceably. There were some that were breaking windows and such, and the
> people in the crowd shouldn't have allowed that, nor should they have
> hung around those kinds of people. However, that does not grant police
> authority to suppress them all.
>
> I don't honestly know what they're protesting about either, I just know
> that these individuals weren't protesting anything, and got maced.
>
> - --
> David Kowis
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Funny thing about CS gas it doesn't discriminate between individuals 
breaking windows and those peaceably protesting.

Todd


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