they think they get treated bad by their government, but in other parts of the world there would be an instant crackdown on these protests. the fact that they where able to hold multiple demonstrations which lasted way to long shows that there is noting wrong with the freedom of speech in the U.S. Stupid hippy's with to much time and smoke filled brains that's what they are!
Handling protesters "roughly" is still nothing to complain about. Especially when many of those protesters were taunting police with donuts on sticks, to say the least.
Two wrongs don't make a right but the Occupy protesters should be held accountable for whatever they damaged or did wrong, if they truly want justice.
I found the donut thing funny and probably so did many police.
Today I came across the "Occupy Frankfurt" camp in front of the European Central Bank.
Its really a sewer. And mostly populated by vagrants and gypsies.
College students probably couldn't stand the stink anymore so the only protesters left a few stalwarts.
Police are professionals not petty school children. Physiological taunting is no excuse to be more physical.
Agreed, but when police have orders to clear a specific group of protesters out of a certain area, such as a busy road, & the protesters refuse, then there are problems.
In general, if police are in situations where they may feel threatened, or unsafe, then it's understandable to do something. Taunting police, being disorderly, & resisting them; isn't right no matter what. Especially when some protesters put their focus on the police & resisting them, instead of getting their point across (some, not all or most). And the police reaction certainly isn't enough to get such a severe charge of a Human Rights violation.
The occupy movement was primarily a mixture of rapists, criminals, druggies and the violently mentally ill. The human rights violations were committed by these occupy leftards. I used to work near one of the public parks these scum illegally took over. They were festering pits of disease and filth. Everything about Occupy was disgusting.