Egyptian Brutality Comes to America: Police Fire Rubber Bullets at Peaceful Protesters

George Washington's picture

This is not Egypt, Greece or Italy ... this is America:


The injured gentlemen is Veterans for Peace member Scott Olsen, allegedly shot with a rubber bullet.

This is another gentlemen allegedly shot in the face with a rubber bullet (his injury is above his right eye, while the injury to Scott Olsen appears to be on the left side of his face):

http://s1-02.twitpicproxy.com/photos/large/433190207.jpg

Here are police roughing up a peaceful woman protester:

And a policeman threw a flash grenade into a crowd trying to help an injured protester:

 

Some are calling this the "new Kent State".

And protesters from Tahrir Square, Egypt, say this is what it looked like there.

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Smiley's picture

Lets see you go in the middle of the crowd and say that!  We await your exploits on the evening news; punk.

Duuude's picture

 

 

Tylers...Ban this motherfucker.

 

 

GoinFawr's picture

That would be contrary to the essence of a 'speak easy'.

I mean 'sif a spooge plug that would write anything as fucked up as that could actually win any hearts or minds.

Look at it this way: If his malevolent callousness puts the fire in your belly, then he's actually an useful idiot: YOURS!

JB's picture

i don't care WHAT the politics of the protesters consist of. this country was founded under the rule of law with certain inalienable rights, first and formost being the Right to Freedon of Speech, Freedom of the Press, and the Right to Assembly to Redress Grievances. it matters not if you, i, or anyone disagrees with another one of the People's ideologies. what matters is that ALL of our rights are being trampled by a desperately corrupt and evil government.

 

the goal is to divide us. WE MUST NOT LET THEM! we MUST stand up IN SOLIDARITY against the Tyranny that is threatening us.

 

 

Rich_Lather's picture

GeorgeWashingtonblahg likes to rile up the ignoratti with a little bit of truth sandwiched in lies. A leftist version of Fox News. He's best ignored.

Do note that the US state department may well have funded this video for whatever motivation it has. The give-away is the Otpor! fist in the final frame. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otpor

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpXbA6yZY-8

 

tread carefully. Don't be a useful idiot or pawn.

GoinFawr's picture

"I see you, and you see me.
There you stand so rigidly
We took a chance at life happily
I crushed you and you crushed me."

“Foreseeing some dismal Marxian Utopia as the alternative, the educated man prefers to keep things as they are. Possibly he does not like his fellow rich very much, but he supposes that even the vulgarest of them are less inimical to his pleasures, more his kind of people, than the poor, and that he had better stand by them. It is this fear of a supposedly dangerous mob that makes nearly all intelligent people conservative in their opinions.” -Eric Blair

pods's picture

So you are not taking your own advice because?

pods

0cz's picture

It is comforting to know that the way this will turn out; police will neither be the first nor the last to use the live rounds.

LowProfile's picture

I cringe at how much it must suck to be you.

SilverRhino's picture

All it's going to take for these riots to turn deadly are a couple of pissed off veterans that won't take it anymore.   30-06 black tip will go through those vests like it's cardboard.

Those cops have NO idea about what they are about to call down.  

Smiley's picture

 punched through 1.5 inch carbon steel plate with those.  nofuckaround!

web bot's picture

You're just a #uckin piece of shit... and everyone knows it.

phyuckyiu's picture

There was another country that perfected killing people by firing tear gas canisters at protestors at close range, because since it was a gas canister (that has deadly velocity at close range), it is plausible deniability that it was meditated. What was the name of that country now.... what was it... oh right. Israel.

Raphio's picture

Looks like the cops messed with the wrong hippy this time... marines are pissed

http://www.businessinsider.com/marine-to-police-you-did-this-to-my-broth...

Raphio's picture

footage of Scott Olsen moments before being hit - obviously not threatening anyone

http://vimeo.com/31187119

 

john39's picture

yeah, what a shock... another shock, U.S. police have been going to Israel in recent years for crowd control training...