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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Oakland, Meet Albany... SHAME! - Day 40 #OWS, #OccupyOakland, #OccupyAlbany, #OccupyAtlanta

Police in Oakland smokin' it up last night

[Update II: athena1's state-of-the-occupation roundup seems to serving as today's liveblog at FDL, at least for the time being. Will update. Head on over to the comment thread for lots of great information on the arrests. As wayoutwest notes in the thread:
I want to thank Kevin and everyone else here for the excellent reporting on this Movement. It appears that FDL and a few other sources are the only places that we can get a true account of the repression that is beginning. All of the MSM reporting has been biased but i believe most people will see through this filter and see the truth.
Link: State of the Occupation (Tuesday Roundup)]

[Update: Video of Atlanta arrests this morning added below, after the fold (h/t TarheelDem).]

Police tear gas Occupy Oakland protesters.

Meanwhile, back in Albany, NY:
With protesters acting peacefully, local and state police agreed that low level arrests could cause a riot, so they decided instead to defy Cuomo and Jennings.

“We don’t have those resources, and these people were not causing trouble,” a state official said. “The bottom line is the police know policing, not the governor and not the mayor.”
'Tis a wide and diverse country, this America (h/t athena1.)

Last night, #OccupyAtlanta was evicted, with arrests:

Atlanta police prepare to break up riotous crowd

Update:

Arrests at Occupy Atlanta -- This is what a police state looks like

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