NATIONAL MSM attention for Occupy Phoenix!
The protest at ALEC catapulted Occupy Phoenix into the national (mainstream) news media this week. Countdown with Keith Olbermann, MSNBC, and The New York Times all made mention of OccupyPHX and the ALEC protests. See the coverage below!
The New York Times article can be found here.
The Keith Olbermann clips are currently on YouTube here:
And The Rachel Maddow Show made mention of the protest here:
ALSO! The New York Times mentioned us in an article saying:
In Phoenix on Wednesday, police officers clad in riot gear twice used pepper spray to disperse protesters gathered outside an upscale resort. The Occupy Phoenix protesters moved from the downtown park where they had been camping for weeks to the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, where an annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council brought together lawmakers and corporate executives.
As of midday, seven protesters had been arrested outside the hotel on charges ranging from criminal trespass to aggravated assault on an officer.
Sgt. Trent Crump, a police spokesman, said a small group of “anarchists” dressed in black had charged police lines, prompting the use of pepper spray.
“The pepper spray is very effective in dispersing those who are being aggressive and that is what happened here,” Sergeant Crump said.
View EVIDENCE of the police brutality – NOT – ‘Anarchist’ brutality here: occupyphx.org/news/media/the-alec-controversy-from-11302011-video-evidence-of-police-brutality