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Cops Riot, Minutemen Cheer

by Next Move Sunday, Jul. 09, 2006 at 6:57 PM

Police violence erupted in Hollywood today as a crowd of anti-Minutemen protesters and innocent bystanders were caught in the midst of a spontaneous police riot.

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As the Minutemen and their supporters held a protected rally on the southeast corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Argyle Street, the opposition overflowed to the nearby corners with the biggest crowd on the southwest corner.

Having already surrounded the opposition protestors, members of the LAPD aggressively approached. This despite the fact that the opposition activists were non-violent even when approached by Minutemen provocateurs that frequently drifted across the street.

A young woman in her 20’s was dragged from the crowd, violently thrown down in the street and was hit several times with the policeman’s baton. This was the beginning of the cop riot.

For the next several minutes aggressive members of the LAPD hit several people with batons.

An innocent bystander, a middle-aged Latina, more than likely a grandmother, was on the other side of the street and had apparently just happened upon the intersection after exiting a city bus. She was thrown to the ground by the LAPD. She was pushed and hit with the cop’s baton and thrown backwards down the sidewalk, landing hard on the ground.

She had nothing to do with the protest. She was an innocent passerby on the other side of the street. She can be seen in the photograph below sitting in tears on a bus bench. Above the law, police were allowed to act in a manner contrary to the civil society they are supposedly sworn to protect and serve.

All the action took place to the soundtrack of Minutemen cheers and calls. The violent migrant hunters were all too pleased to see their brothers in oppression crack a few members of the opposition and excessively brutalize an innocent grandmother. As much as the cops, the Minutemen love violence. It was never more apparent than in their reaction to the police brutality. Who could really be surprised?

An anarchist’s flagpole was confiscated by the LAPD despite the fact that Minutemen were allowed to carry much larger flagpoles. The flagpole was only 1 ¼ inches in diameter. It is suspected that the police believe that the flag, if flown, could be used to as a signal of sorts for other anarchists. Are anarchists really that organized?

The opposition rally was led by the ANSWER Coalition but was attended by many individuals and members of different groups.

After the police riot, the Minutemen marched down Hollywood Blvd. about 2 miles, turned around and came back to the original rally site. Most of the opposition was thwarted by the police and was not allowed to march along the sidewalk with the Minutemen, as was the case on May 21st when the Minutemen marched up Broadway in downtown Los Angeles.

The only ones who were able to follow the Minutemen were the opposition members that ended up on the other side of the police line after the cop riot.

However, the ANSWER crowd out-flanked the LAPD through the Hollywood streets and met the Minutemen at the corner of Wilcox and Hollywood shortly before 7. Police once again brutally suppressed the counter-protesters with wild swings of the baton and aggressive tactics. And once again the Minutemen cheered. This is the America they seek.

The Minutemen received very little positive reaction from the Hollywood Blvd. crowd. I’m sure they envisioned passersby joining them and marching with them as they fight for their country. By my estimation there was not once case of that actually happening.

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don the donkey silva blah Sunday, Jul. 09, 2006 at 9:39 PM
reply Jammer CC Sunday, Jul. 09, 2006 at 10:38 PM
reply Jammer CC Sunday, Jul. 09, 2006 at 11:17 PM
Question Mercedes Monday, Jul. 10, 2006 at 12:50 AM
news coverage bdge Monday, Jul. 10, 2006 at 1:05 AM
From the Video... Nazi Hunter Monday, Jul. 10, 2006 at 1:31 AM
MORE RKKA Monday, Jul. 10, 2006 at 3:06 AM
reply Jammer CC Monday, Jul. 10, 2006 at 4:38 AM
Well, Yes Actually... chiTown@ Monday, Jul. 10, 2006 at 5:46 AM
Silva's comments Silva's comments Monday, Jul. 10, 2006 at 5:52 AM
chiTown@ Pete Nice Monday, Jul. 10, 2006 at 5:56 AM
Wrong Brooke Young V Monday, Jul. 10, 2006 at 7:03 AM
Goons Pachuco Monday, Jul. 10, 2006 at 7:12 AM
Tipping the scales the end is now Monday, Jul. 10, 2006 at 10:33 AM
thanks for the detailed report C Monday, Jul. 10, 2006 at 3:16 PM
reply Jammer CC Monday, Jul. 10, 2006 at 3:31 PM
reply Jammer CC Monday, Jul. 10, 2006 at 3:33 PM
To Greg Pete Nice Monday, Jul. 10, 2006 at 4:14 PM
piggies V Monday, Jul. 10, 2006 at 5:27 PM
correction V Monday, Jul. 10, 2006 at 5:30 PM
Wow Jamal Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2006 at 12:58 AM
to jammer V Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2006 at 3:36 AM
reply Jammer CC Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2006 at 3:58 AM
reply Jammer CC Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2006 at 4:11 AM
Beating of the grandmother YouTube Watcher Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2006 at 4:48 AM
reply Jammer CC Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2006 at 5:04 AM
photo hidden? Next Move Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2006 at 9:39 AM
Any non-whites? Fredric L. Rice Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2006 at 10:23 AM
illegals row Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2006 at 11:09 AM
Non whites? Geeze Fred - your racist report Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2006 at 2:35 PM
Hey, report! 1st hand source Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2006 at 3:15 PM
Innocent Victims? Victimology Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2006 at 4:13 PM
Answer to Victimology Next Move Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2006 at 4:47 PM
Answer to Victimology Next Move Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2006 at 4:48 PM
reply Jammer CC Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2006 at 6:04 PM
reply Jammer CC Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2006 at 8:09 PM
1st hand ilegal y que Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2006 at 9:03 PM
Er, um, any non whites in hate march? Fredric L. Rice Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2006 at 4:40 AM
Ted Hayes at rally Roger Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2006 at 4:51 AM
Jim Gilchrist is a lying sack of shit Grover Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2006 at 6:17 AM
Misinformation - the propaganda tool of the Racists Pachuco Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2006 at 6:52 AM
That's very bizarre Fredric L. Rice Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2006 at 8:42 AM
The psychology of the hate mongers Fredric L. Rice Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2006 at 8:54 AM
Look at the picture Frederic Roger Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2006 at 10:22 AM
LA Protest? Kevin Connelly Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2006 at 11:37 AM
To Roger V Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2006 at 11:39 AM
Course you didn't say that Fredric L. Rice Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2006 at 1:05 PM
e.brown eddie brown Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2006 at 2:20 PM
Painful ignorance Roger Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2006 at 4:04 PM
reply Jammer CC Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2006 at 10:07 PM
reply Jammer CC Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2006 at 10:12 PM
Call CNN and Complain anonymous Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2006 at 10:32 PM
Fred anonymous Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2006 at 10:45 PM
e.brown anonymous Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2006 at 10:52 PM
Have any evidence for that? Fredric L. Rice Thursday, Jul. 13, 2006 at 4:03 AM
Wow, Jews joining the Third Reich again? Fredric L. Rice Thursday, Jul. 13, 2006 at 4:09 AM
Advocate V Thursday, Jul. 13, 2006 at 5:01 AM
reply Jammer CC Thursday, Jul. 13, 2006 at 3:47 PM
As to the police brutality... Roger Thursday, Jul. 13, 2006 at 4:54 PM
Response to Roger Grover Thursday, Jul. 13, 2006 at 5:24 PM
Response to Grover Roger Thursday, Jul. 13, 2006 at 8:30 PM
Response to Roger Grover Thursday, Jul. 13, 2006 at 11:11 PM
reply Jammer CC Thursday, Jul. 13, 2006 at 11:21 PM
Nope, sorry Roger Friday, Jul. 14, 2006 at 3:58 AM
Response to Roger Grover Friday, Jul. 14, 2006 at 6:50 AM
No Lives at Risk johnk Friday, Jul. 14, 2006 at 9:44 AM
To: Fred johnk Friday, Jul. 14, 2006 at 10:01 AM
reply Jammer CC Friday, Jul. 14, 2006 at 10:23 AM
reply Jammer CC Friday, Jul. 14, 2006 at 10:33 AM
Civics 101 Roger Friday, Jul. 14, 2006 at 1:49 PM
CC's profound lack of understanding El Che Friday, Jul. 14, 2006 at 4:56 PM
reply Jammer CC Friday, Jul. 14, 2006 at 5:35 PM
THE RIGHT TO COUNTERPROTEST Chacon Friday, Jul. 14, 2006 at 10:42 PM
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WAKE UP, SHEEPLE! Colonel Martin Tuesday, Jul. 18, 2006 at 12:44 AM
Uh, yeah "colonel" ha ha ha ha Friday, Jul. 21, 2006 at 4:53 PM

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