This is getting so out of control. We're not happy that this movement, once peaceful and SOMETHING, has now turned to bloodshed.
Last night, a group of 1,000 protesters in Oakland, CA were gassed and shot at by the local police after they allegedly "started throwing bottles, paints, beer, eggs" at officers. Late into the night, officials deployed tear gas on the crowd and began arresting people for disrupting the peace. But things took a turn for the worst when the police started using either rubber bullets or bean bag rounds to bring the chaos to order. (The police are saying one thing, the protesters another.)
Unfortunately, things ended badly for one young man who was actually shot in the face during the mayhem. Video capturing the gruesome scene has gone viral, but it isn't for the faint of heart. The video contains NSFW language and disturbing images of the man being carried by his comrades in the streets searching for help, blood pouring from his face that was wounded.
Still, its important to see how this movement is progressing even far beyond the reaches of Wall Street and how much more violent it is becoming because it. We're all for change, but mostly, we want people to stay safe.
Please stay safe out there.
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