Your prior example of the outside suburbs being attacked by the cops
explains that quite clearly.
From: Robert S. Thau <email@example.com>
To: Karee Swift <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thursday, December 02, 1999 7:21 PM
Subject: Re: WTO the rampage!
>One further note:
>Karee Swift writes:
> > What was most disconcerting on the end of the cops was the force
> > arrest/remove _peaceful_ protesters. There is something inately wrong
> > this picture. Granted, the news is all second hand, but for most
> > peaceful usually denotes that laws aren't being broken --
>In fairness to the police, this isn't true. Some of the nonviolent
>tactics which the protesters were planning to use included forming
>human chains blockading some of the WTO meeting sites. This is
>illegal activity, peaceful or not, and they were expecting to be
>arrested for it (in fact, they'd trained for it) --- but not gassed.