On the 14th of June, area activists staged a protest near Upper Senate Park against the NSA's "PRISM" spy program against the general public and in solidarity with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Capitol Police were unusually aggressive about trying to intimidate the protesters into silence. They failed.
First, the cops harassed videographers from the international media for using tripods. This was a foolish and illegal act by the police in and of itself. Next, they issued two warnings that the protesters on the street corner were "protesting without a permit." They did this even though actual arrests would expose them to a judgement from the same Federal courts that forced the DC Cops to pay out the Becker and Pershing Park settlements.
In response to the treats, protesters moved to the center of Upper Senate Park, only to be told the second warning was still valid! Fed up, organi
In: Other News
Tags: NSA, PRISM, whistleblowers, US Capitol Police
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States (load item map)
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