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Are police trampling the rights of the protestors at the G20 Summit?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33017820/ns/us_news-life


Woodstock was successful and peaceful because of the lack of police intervention (no matter what illegal activities were going on) Protesters were assembling as they have the right to do...do you think the police went too far?

 
AngelaKay

Asked by AngelaKay at 11:48 AM on Sep. 25, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (7)
  • It's hard to tell because the media skews everything so bad - did the protesters only get ornery after being harassed by police? I guess you just don't know unless you were there...but was the force they used really necessary? Probably not.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:02 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • We're now a police state. May as well get used to it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:50 AM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • Yeah, the only reason they are so forceful is because the POTUS is there...better show them people who's boss here! How dare they protest at my summit!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:17 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • pushing over a dumpster warrants tear gas. 4,000 police officers on hand seems like over- kill.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:20 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • I dunno i will let you know when i return & see for my own eyes whats going on! My bff lives in lawrenceville & shes picking me up on her way home so we can wander the streets and take photos & vids :D
    Mrs_Harsh

    Answer by Mrs_Harsh at 2:09 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • My short answer is no. The 9-12 protest did not become violent even though those are the people being labeled as "violent and angry". So what reason did these people have to get this way?

    Notice anti-war protestors are some of the most violent protestors to walk the streets. Interesting.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:55 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • No, because if something did happen, riot, bombing or shooting, everyone on here would say "where were the police?
    viridian

    Answer by viridian at 4:44 PM on Sep. 25, 2009