Saturday, October 22, 2011
AUSTRALIA REVOLT - Shocking police repression at Occupy Melbourne
After six days of peaceful occupation of the city square, and five days before the Queen is due to visit Melbourne, Lord Mayor Robert Doyle warned that if the protestors didn't leave today they would be forcibly removed. The eviction was carried out by 400 police including riot police and dogs. Horses and capsicum spray were also used to attack the crowd at various times. People stood their ground in the square before being removed one by one. Occupy Melbourne then staged a peaceful sit-in in Swanston St which was again brutally attacked. At least 65 people were arrested, most released without charge however it is believed that 5 people remain in custody. The crowd regathered at the State Library in the early evening and have vowed to gather once again - at 12PM in Federation Square, Saturday October 22nd. The struggle against social and economic inequality, against corporate greed and for a real democracy continues tommorow on the streets of Melbourne and around the world.
Source: Peaceful Occupy Melbourne protest brutally evicted
Occupy Melbourne gets messy
Shocking Police Behaviour OccupyMELBOURNE!
Occupy Melbourne protester trampled by police horse
Occupy Melbourne protesters vs riot police, Friday AM, 21/10/11
Australian riot police clash with Occupy Melbourne protesters
Occupy Melbourne - violent cop hits peaceful protester in the face (Friday 21 October 2011)
Occupy Melbourne - Police clash with protestors