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Saturday, October 8, 2011

FW: OEN: OpEdNews Team Pepper-Sprayed-- Covering Anti Drone Protest at Natl Air & Space Mus.

Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2011 19:31:18 -0400
From: rob@opednews.com
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Subject: OEN: OpEdNews Team Pepper-Sprayed-- Covering Anti Drone Protest at Natl Air & Space Mus.

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It was pretty obvious today when it comes to showing up when a demonstration that broke off from the Freedom Square Occupy Washington DC staging area was pepper sprayed at the National Air and Space Museum.
There was one major progressive media site covering the action, right up front, so close that photojournalist Cheryl Biren Was pepper-sprayed in the face and I was in a closed area that was quickly filled with pepper spray, leaving me choking and eyes tearing. It had been 40 years since I'd last been teargassed, protesting the Viet Nam War.

So far, NBC and Fox news have asked permission to use the video footage I shot as the action heated up, including footage of a guard shooting pepper spray.

The purpose of the demonstration and march was to protest the glorification of the use of Killer Drones, that the museum was featuring.

A SWAT police man told tourists attempting to enter the museum that it had been shot down.

Watch my videos, check out the still shots Cheryl Biren took before and AFTER she was pepper-sprayed.

And think about how you invest your support in progressive media. Matter of fact, please don't think about it. Make a donation today. Click here to help real, in the streets, progressive journalism that goes where the activism is.

Update. MSNBC has used the second of my two videos on their website. They're quoting a guard saying there were 100-200 people. I say there were 700-1500. And they report that one person was pepper sprayed-- I saw at least ten people suffering the effects of pepper-spray, and the guards did not just spray one aggressive protester. They chased after people and sprayed outside.

The march stretches all the way back to the far horizon on the left. Way more than 200. Closer to 1000.

Opednews wants to cover ALL the occupy actions around the nation and the world. If you've shown up, write about it, share your photos. We really want to run them.


rob kall
PS some odd side effects a few hours after the pepper spray.
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