Police Attack Peaceful ‘Occupy Berkeley’ Protesters
Footage from Berkeley, California, shows a line of police in riot gear attempt to surge into a line of peaceful protesters, jabbing with night-sticks. Cries of pain and alarm are heard as the protesters are jabbed in the gut, punched, and knocked to the ground. In spite of what is apparently a police effort to scatter them, however, the protesters stand firm. They lock arms and chant “Stop beating students!” in unison and the video ends in a tense standoff.