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Police Repression and Brutality Used as a Means of Deterring Democracy
09 May 2001
The realities of the Quebec City FTAA protests were consistently ignored by the mainstream corporate media. Those of us who spent many hours at the wall that Friday and Saturday witnessed police tactics employed in third-world dictatorships. Chemical weapons and potentially lethal projectiles were used to strip us of our democratic rights. Yet mainly the protestors throwing rocks were condemned as "hooligans". The police were praised for exercising "restraint".
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