Alberto Gaitan on 28 Jul 2000 06:51:03 -0000

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[Nettime-bold] (Fwd) Lawsuit Filed Against the US and DC Governments in A16 W

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Forwarded from posting on the DC Independent Media Center site.  Sorry for 
cross posts.

On July 27, 2000, a lawsuit was filed in Washington, DC charging that the 
United States and the District of Columbia governments deliberately plotted 
to disrupt and stifle peaceful protests against the World Bank and the 
International Monetary Fund.  The lawsuit asserts that federal and D.C. 
government agencies and officers unlawfully intimidated, harassed and 
disrupted the protest.
- falsely portrayed the protesters as threatening violence
- maliciously closed the protesters headquarters for pretextual fire code 
- confiscated protesters political literature, banners and medical supplies 
- wrongfully barred protesters from demonstrating near the World Bank-IMF 
- arrested hundreds of protesters without cause, and
- used excessive force against non-violent demonstrators
all with the purpose of preventing the protesters from exercising their 
constitutional rights of freedom of speech and assembly. The lawsuit seeks 
money damages for people whose rights were violated, and court orders 
prohibiting the government from interfering unlawfully with future protest. 

The DC-IMC has posted the complete complaint at

Police misinformation during A16
See how the Police invented violence to cover their illegal operations

The dc-imc Id's the law enforcement officer who beat Rob Fish.  Can you 
find him in your tape?

See Police with cameras.  Use the FOIA to get your own set of police tapes 
and find out about the US Marshal Service

Police attacks photojournalists.

It's the Fire Inspectors Who should be Condemned.  Are they a tool of real 
estate speculators?

Convergence Raid Puts Intelligence Unit into Pepper
Was this police actions, and the arrest of the two people who were leading 
the non-violent workshops, meant to cause violence?

Police Commander Explains Optional Badge Policy
Did the police deliberately hide their identities to engage in deliberate 
acts of violence?
Police Commander Explains Optional Badge Policy

What can we learn from the past?

Hit and Run by Secret Service White Van on A16

Philadelphia Police Observers Interviewed


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