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Occupy Oakland: second Iraq war veteran injured after police clashes
A second Iraq war veteran has suffered serious injuries after clashes between police and Occupy movement protesters in Oakland.
Kayvan  Sabehgi, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, is in intensive care with a  lacerated spleen. He says he was beaten by police close to the Occupy Oakland camp, but despite suffering agonising pain, did not reach hospital until 18 hours later.
Sabehgi,  32, is the second Iraq war veteran to be hospitalised following  involvement in Oakland protests. Another protester, Scott Olsen,  suffered a fractured skull on 25 October.
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leftliberty:

Occupy Oakland: second Iraq war veteran injured after police clashes

A second Iraq war veteran has suffered serious injuries after clashes between police and Occupy movement protesters in Oakland.

Kayvan Sabehgi, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, is in intensive care with a lacerated spleen. He says he was beaten by police close to the Occupy Oakland camp, but despite suffering agonising pain, did not reach hospital until 18 hours later.

Sabehgi, 32, is the second Iraq war veteran to be hospitalised following involvement in Oakland protests. Another protester, Scott Olsen, suffered a fractured skull on 25 October.

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Nov 4th at 10PM / via: / op: / tagged: Occupy Oakland. U.S.. OWS. police brutality. war veterans. politics. tysk. / reblog / 6 notes

Activate the Mechanism!: Oakland Police's press release: would be right at home in the Syrian Information Ministry →

occupywallstreet:

From last night’s press release from the Oakland Police Department:

Q. Did the Police deploy rubber bullets, flash-bag grenades?

A. No, the loud noises that were heard originated from M-80 explosives thrown at Police by protesters.

The San Francisco Chronicle begs to differ:

Protesters scattered in both directions on Broadway as the tear gas canisters and several flash-bang grenades went off. Regrouping, protesters tried to help one another and offered each other eye drops.

Moar disinformation:

Q. Did the Police use tear gas?

A. Yes, the Police used a limited amount of tear gas for a small areas as a defense against protesters who were throwing various objects at Police Officers as they approached the area.

Or at protesters who were helping injured people. Or, for just hanging out in the streets, really. Take it away, IBT:

California police resorted to tear gas as many as five times Tuesday, attempting to force hundreds of Occupy Oakland protesters to disperse.

So was it used to make them disperse, or was it used in self-defense? Were flash-bangs used, or were they not used? The videos certainly seem to show that they were used in copious amounts.

This is nonsense. Interim Police Chief Howard Jordan must resign.

As I learn more about the Occupy Wall Street protests held across the U.S., I am less concerned by the demands of the protesters on our government, but by our governments reaction to these protests. from the police brutality, violation of first amendment rights, and attempts by law enforcement agencies to cover up facts really scares me about the America we’ve become.