Saturday, October 15, 2011
By Phoenix Class War Council
Today at the first mass general assembly of the #occupyphoenix movement,
neo-Nazi members of the National Socialist Movement showed up, armed
and in their "Arizona Border Guard" militia fatigues, to counter
protest. Sporting assault rifles, they posed flanked by dozens of cops.
Recognizing key NSM organizers in their midst, several people
confronted them and set about informing the generally ignorant crowd
that before them stood actual fascists, armed to the teeth.
Phoenix Saturday, Oct. 15-16:
Police arrested about 40 Occupy Phoenix demonstrators in Margaret T.
Hance Park late Saturday night after negotiations to allow an overnight
occupation between protest organizers and city officals failed. (Mauro
Whiteman/DD)12:58 a.m. — All Occupy Phoenix
protesters remaining in Hance Park have been taken into custody by the
Phoenix Police Department. In total, about 40 protesters may have been
At least one officer has used pepper spray on a protester.
12:16 a.m. — Police tore down a tent set out by protesters. No one appears to have been inside.
10:09 p.m. — Between 150 and
200 protesters remain in Hance Park. No arrests have been made but
decisions are still pending. At least three members of the Arizona
Border Guard are still present with sidearms and one has donned a gas
mask and a ballistic helmet.
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In: World News
Tags: fascists, nazi, white supremacist, national socialist movement, #occupyphoenix
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, United States (load item map)
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