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AP/The Huffington Post First Posted: 10/20/11 08:00 AM ET Updated: 10/20/11 06:28 PM ET
Longtime dictator of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, has been killed following the capture of his hometown of Sirte.
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There were confusing reports of Gaddafi’s capture and death, and questions remained over exactly how he was killed.
Arab broadcasters showed graphic images of the balding, goateed Gaddafi – wounded, with a bloodied face and shirt – but alive. Later video showed fighters rolling Gaddafi’s lifeless body over on the pavement, stripped to the waist and a pool of blood under his head.
While he was still alive, the fighters drove him around lying on the hood of a truck, perhaps to parade him in public. One fighter held him down, pressing on his thigh with a pair of shoes in a show of contempt.
Standing upright, he is shoved along a Sirte road by fighters who chanted “God is great.”
Gaddafi appears to struggle against them, stumbling and shouting as the fighters push him onto the hood of a pickup truck.
“We want him alive. We want him alive,” one man shouted before Gaddafi is dragged away, some fighters pulling his hair, toward an ambulance.
By: Sheryl Huggins Salomon | Posted: October 16, 2011
Cornel West arrested (NCFTV)Update on Monday, October 17 at 3:25 p.m.: A spokesperson for Dr. Cornel West told The Root that following a court appearance this afternoon he was released from jail.
Update: According to a message retweeted on Cornel West’s Twitter page, “Dr. Cornel West will be spending the night behind bars and is ordered to appear in court Monday at 1 p.m. EST.”
CNN actually reported on this today…
“Over the weekend, 19 more people were arrested in Washington, D.C., by Supreme Court police, while over 90 were taken into police custody in New York.”
However, it was conspicuously obscure, and didn’t mention Dr. West, who they did a previous personal interview with.
Methinks the corporate media is afraid that the Tea Baggers might synpathasize with the movement.
Occupied Boston Live is currently offline, but there is a message at the bottom.
The following is a link from Twitter by Keith Olberman
Boston police move in on protesters on Greenway, scores arrested
boston.com Oct. 10, 2011
By John M. Guilfoil and Derek J. Anderson, Globe Staff and Globe Correspondent
Boston police moved in and began arresting scores of Occupy Boston protesters who refused to leave a large part of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway early this morning.
At 1:20 a.m., the first riot police officers lined up on Atlantic Avenue. Minutes later, dozens of sheriff vans and police wagons arrived and over 200 officers in uniforms and riot gear surrounded the Greenway.
Police Superintendent William Evans and Commissioner Edward F. Davis watched from across the street. Evans gave the crowd two minutes to disperse from the park, warning that they would be locked up if they did not comply.
The crowd of protesters, energized by the sudden appearance of the Boston and Transit police officers, chanted, ‘‘The people united will never be defeated,’’ “This is a peaceful protest,” and “the whole world is watching.’’
About 10 minutes later, the first officers entered the park and surrounded the group. Evans, using a loudspeaker, gave one more warning and then each protester was individually put on his or her stomach, cable-tied, and dragged off as others tore down tents and arrested and detained people on the fringe of the park.
About 100 people were arrested, Davis said. One police officer was hit in the face.
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