Re: WTO the rampage!

Robert S. Thau (
Thu, 2 Dec 1999 21:23:20 -0500 (EST)

One further note:

Karee Swift writes:
> What was most disconcerting on the end of the cops was the force used to
> arrest/remove _peaceful_ protesters. There is something inately wrong with
> this picture. Granted, the news is all second hand, but for most people,
> peaceful usually denotes that laws aren't being broken --

In fairness to the police, this isn't true. Some of the nonviolent
tactics which the protesters were planning to use included forming
human chains blockading some of the WTO meeting sites. This is
illegal activity, peaceful or not, and they were expecting to be
arrested for it (in fact, they'd trained for it) --- but not gassed.