Revolution #178, October 4, 2009

Police State vs. G20 Protesters

On September 24 and 25, top government officials from the 20 largest economies in the world imperialist system descended on Pittsburgh for the latest G20 summit meeting. Thousands of protesters were met by militarized police state repression and nearly 300 were arrested. A letter circulated by The World Can’t Wait denounced the Pittsburgh government for: “[C]ombining domestic and military agencies for the purposes of surveillance of the protesters; riot squads on bicycles, and military troop transports; use of agent infiltrators into political groups, and provocateurs on the streets; revocation and denial of permits to assemble and mass arrests of protesters & bystanders alike, with weapons of mass destruction used on the people who only stand to exercise their freedom of speech.” Revolution will have further coverage.

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