London to host Bejing-style Olympics for 2012

Not to be left out as an authoritarian regime, London is to ban protest during the 2012 Olympics.

Demonstrations’ to be banned during Olympics’

But this is not cricket old chap.

The brutal paramilitary policing we have seen in Portland, New York, Seattle and the UC Davis university campus is seen as the model for policing the London 2012 Olympics.

The roots of the UC-Davis pepper-spraying
Paramilitary policing and police brutality from Seattle to Occupy Wall Street
NYPD police brutality against Occupy Wall Street

Police have been given enhanced powers to act against protests at the 2012 Olympics since the Games were awarded to London six years ago, including the right to enter private homes and seize political posters.

New London Olympic sports: Water Cannon dodging. Rubber Bullet evasion. Pass the Truncheon. Team Water Boarding.

Speaking at St Paul’s in-the-Camp Dame Vivienne Westwood has called on young people to step off the “consumer treadmill” and “get a life”.

In Tahrir Square a second day of violence by the military junta against peaceful protesters. At least ten killed.

At UC Davis, the chancellor was given the silent treatment after she called in the police to pepper-spray students.

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One Response to “London to host Bejing-style Olympics for 2012”

  1. keithpp Says:

    The shocking truth about the crackdown on Occupy
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/nov/25/shocking-truth-about-crackdown-occupy

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