imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Subscribe Calendar Publish RSS
Tell the NSA: StopWatching.US

Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

CopWatch LA

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List





IMC Network: www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech
printable version - js reader version - email this article - view hidden posts - tags and related articles
link:

Cops Terrorize May Day Protestors

by We're all immigrants Wednesday, May. 02, 2007 at 8:44 PM

[ Screen capture from T52 Telemundo broadcast, showing LAPD Riot cops pointing shotguns at protestors during May Day protest ]

Cops Terrorize May D...
mayday_la.jpg, image/jpeg, 504x368

I was watching T52 Telemundo, one of the Spanish language stations for Los Angeles, and saw this unbelievable footage of the LAPD Riot Squad forcefully driving thousands of people out of MacArthur Park during the May Day march. Telemundo ran footage of their news crew being swept out of the park along with everyone else - driven out by lines of riot police with batons at the ready and toting 12 gauge shotguns as well as tear gas launchers. The shotguns supposedly fire “non-lethal” rubber bullets and bean-bag loads, munitions that were used against the crowd at close range. Telemundo footage showed one shirtless male protestor with a huge bloody welt/abrasion on his mid-section, being led away by comrades after cops shot him with such “non-lethal” munitions. Telemundo footage also showed tear gas canisters being fired at the fleeing crowds.

Telemundo’s footage showed a peaceful crowd being terrorized and threatened by the police. I don’t have the technology to make a video, or even to make a proper screen capture - so I used a hand held digital camera to shoot a screen capture of my TV screen as I played a video tape of the news.

The resulting picture shows one of the peaceful protestors in the park, holding an American flag mounted on a pole and being driven backwards by a line of cops. On the left you can see one of those cops pointing a shotgun directly in the man’s face. It’s a stunning image - a riot cop shoving a loaded shotgun in the face of a peaceful protestor holding an American flag.
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 9 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
TITLE AUTHOR DATE
No reason why they should attack us MV Wednesday, May. 02, 2007 at 9:01 PM
Some TV video links CSD Thursday, May. 03, 2007 at 7:06 AM
THE OFFICIAL WHITE HORSE LOUSE ON USING THE LAPD TO CRUSH IMMIGRANTS RIGHTS THE OFFICIAL WHITE HORSE LOUSE Thursday, May. 03, 2007 at 12:33 PM
hey you -R. Mason damn Friday, May. 04, 2007 at 12:55 PM
easy to spot suspicious people even if they cloak themselves Saturday, May. 05, 2007 at 1:03 AM
fuck the police Worker Bee Monday, May. 07, 2007 at 11:24 AM

Local News

Families Protest Abusive Foreclosure Practices of Wells Fargo Bank A26 10:37AM

How is CCSA's Ref Rodriguez hiding his billionaire and ideologue contributors? A21 12:08PM

What drives charter profiteer Ref Rodriguez? A21 12:04PM

Los Angeles Artist Threatens 40 Million Dollar Law Suit for Public Storage Illegal Auction A20 4:08PM

RAC-LA Community Center Grand Opening A20 1:44PM

KPFK and Pacifica- woes unrelenting... A19 4:20PM

RAC-LA Community Center Badly Needs Your Support A14 10:09PM

Meet Green elected school board members, Sunday, March 29 in LA - 4pm M26 2:36AM

Californians Shame Regulators For Teaching Big Oil How To Skirt Law and Pollute Our Water M25 5:28PM

Next "Star Wars" to score in Los Angeles for First Time in Franchise History M25 10:43AM

Los Angeles Stands Up for Women's Rights M10 9:25PM

American Flag Banned from UC Irvine M06 10:38PM

Conversations with 3 HOLES AND A SMOKING GUN M06 5:27PM

Indymedia and the Cyber Left M01 4:03PM

FEDS ALLOW LAWSUIT TO SHUT DOWN DIABLO CANYON TO PROCEED F27 8:18PM

Open Letter to LA indymedia re hardly any more comments F27 12:07PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

US Wars Kill Mostly Civilians M04 4:00AM

Racist Israeli Policies Target Arabs and Ethiopian Jews M04 3:42AM

Saudis Using US-Supplied Banned Terror Weapons Against Yemeni Civilians M03 9:42AM

Jimmy Carter Calls Gaza Conditions "Intolerable" M03 5:35AM

Ukraine: A US-Supported Fascist Cancer in Europe's Heartland M03 4:54AM

Hommage à feu Maurice Laisant M03 12:58AM

Announcement M02 8:22PM

Gross injustices before our eyes: USA police state M02 12:00PM

Anniversary of Last May's Odessa Massacre M02 11:12AM

Proposed US Strategy for Dominating China M02 7:46AM

Kiev's Poroshenko Vows Continued War M02 5:47AM

Washington Blocks Security Council Action on Vital Yemeni Humanitarian Needs M02 4:30AM

Nepal Earthquake. How is the world helping? M01 3:17PM

Don't Travel to Israel Ever for Any Reason! M01 10:34AM

Fragmentation de la terreur A30 11:34PM

The Shortwave Report 05/01/15 Listen Globally! A30 4:33PM

Video: Richard Trumka on TTIP A30 12:10PM

World Bank and IMF Announce $1.1 Billion in Debt Relief for Chad A30 8:57AM

Myths of Free Trade: Attac Refutes TTIP Arguments A29 2:57PM

Myths of Free Trade: Attac Refutes TTIP Arguments A29 2:50PM

6 Articles On PBS Promotion of Animal Products, War Propaganda, Deforestation Etc A29 8:08AM

Paraphysique du discours logique A28 1:31AM

Paraphysique du discours logique A28 1:27AM

Rescued Animals go Back to the Jungle with Help from Peru’s Armed Forces A27 1:50PM

CDC Lies In Calling Cigarettes The Number 1 Cause Of Preventable Death A27 12:10PM

Aftershocks Pummel Highly Indebted Nepal: Poor Country Spends 217 Million Annually on Debt A27 7:56AM

Philippine Women's Group Gabriela blast President Aquino A27 6:09AM

A Divided Society A27 4:55AM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2003 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy