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Police 'Pig-Out' at NY Public Library protest .

Here's a video-clip of police actions against protestors in NYC.

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Police stage mass arrests. 1000 detained.

Last night the police arrested more people than they had altogether in the previous days of the anti-RNC protests in NYC.

The New York Public Library at 42nd St was among the principal sites of clashes between protestors and police,

Arrests mushrooming as protest continues

As the following story from Reuters shows, the number of protest-related arrests is mounting, now well over 700.

Civil disobedience of almost any kind is meeting with police action. while there has been little violence from demonstrators, considerable force and provocation has been seen from the police side.

Excessive Force by Police Starts Early in Protests

    NYPD Accused of Excessive Force Early
    The Associated Press

    Saturday 28 August 2004

    New York - In the first major clash between police and demonstrators converging for the Republican National Convention, nearly 250 bicyclists were arrested during a protest ride that snaked through the city and passed by Madison Square Garden.

Demo in Greece Forces Powell To Cancel Trip

Powell pulls out of Athens visit

Washington denies anti-U.S. protests to blame

ATHENS, Greece -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell has pulled out of a visit to Athens to attend Sunday's closing ceremonies for the Olympic Games, U.S. officials said.


"Just in Time' for RNC Publicity:Two Brooklyn Men Charged In Plot To Blow Up Herald Square Subway Station

AUGUST 28TH, 2004
With police on high alert for terrorist activity, two men have been charged with planning to blow up the Herald Square subway station and other targets around the city.

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