Posted 10 years ago on Nov. 23, 2011, 5:42 p.m. EST by Raggae
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It's unmistakable now that police agencies have coalesced around a strategy aimed at using harsh, punitive tactics, tearing down OWS encampments, pepper spraying and the use of batons intend to discourage gatherings. During the flashpoints of the civil rights era and before that when Gandhi lead non-violent protests, they filled the jails and they kept showing up, there are more of us than them.
I suggest that the movement considers ( if not already ) broadening the use of other protest tactics, expand the use of mic checks and flash mobs, spontaneous actions always keeps them off-guard. When they move us, go to another location, when they move us, go to another location, etc.,
Learn what it's costing local police departments to waste tax payer resources on disbanding peaceful protests then broadcast the information far & wide, I have a feeling that once people see how much money is being used up they might become more engaged because it hits their pocketbooks too.