World Can't Wait Organziers Arrested while Protesting Torture
5 World Can't Wait Organizers Arrested at Hunter College
Tuesday afternoon at Hunter students did not just stroll to class and enter
their cafeteria during their lunch break. They were confronted with 5 masked
people in bright orange jump suits calling to them "Take the Leash!" 5 torture
victims remained still, kneeling on the ground with their heads bowed as one
victim challenged people "Take the Leash". World Can't Wait organizers fliered
the onlooking crowd and powerfully challenged them "You are complicit with Torture,
You are saying you are okay with Abu Ghraib unless you are resisting and mobilizing
others to Drive this regime out of power, what will you be doing Nov. 2nd?"
A scene started to develop and a crowd of students began to look on.
Hunter College police began cuffing the torture victims and rounding them up.
A thick crowd of students in the hundreds circled the torture victims looking
on as police officers pounded the victims to the ground, kneeling on them and
one officer punched an arrestee in his crotch. Students witnessed the brutality,
some began crying telling the officers to STOP, Stop brutalizing them. A large
majority of students looked on as spectators, while World CanÕt Wait organizers
challenged the crowd, "Would you stand by as they rounded up the Jews in Nazi
Germany? They are rounding people up now what are you going to do? They are
rounding up people right in front of your face why are you not opposing this?!"
The torture victims made a very powerful stand today and were attacked by the
Hunter College administration. Bold actions that can challenge people and make
them question what are they going to do with their lives are what the world
is calling for and we can only transform Campuses around the country on that
Two arrestees are being charged with rioting, trespassing, obstructing justice
and resisting arrest and still being held under arrest. We are urging anyone
who is reading this to email and call the President of Hunter, get others you
know to clog their mailbox and phone lines demanding that these unjust charges
be dropped immediately and political dissent not be attacked on Campuses.
Get the latest updates on this, including a video of the arrests, on the
This was also significantly covered in the media, including on 1010 wins (the
largest NYC radio station) http://1010wins.com/topstories/local_story_291153903.html,
NYC Newsday, yahoo news, NYC Metro, CBS TV, and more.
Nov. 2 World Can't Wait protest in Los Angeles
To join the resistance in Los Angeles, contact firstname.lastname@example.org,
213-926-5717 and visit http://la.indymedia.org/news/2005/10/136562.php.