Modern-day protest movements, from Occupy Wall Street to France’s Yellow Vests, are interconnected globally and based on the people’s ire over trickle-down economics, independent journalist Paul Moreira tells RT.
Occupy London activists have criticized police for grouping anti-capitalist protesters together with Al-Qaeda and the Irish Republican Army (IRA) as ‘extremists’ in a slideshow presentation on potential threats to London.
The Los Angeles City Council has agreed to settle for $2.45 million all claims levied by Occupy LA protesters arrested during a violent, “shock and awe” removal from an encampment near City Hall in November 2011.
Occupy Wall Street activist Cecily McMillan was convicted of assault on a police officer, a felony, in Manhattan Criminal Court in May. She claims the ‘assault’ was merely a startled reaction to a violent sexual assault by Officer Grantley Bovell.