Disgusting video footage of New York cops clubbing and arresting
peaceful Tibetan protesters who were merely walking down the street
has gone relatively ignored beyond Youtube.
While stories emerge out of China every day of police
beating and killing Tibetan protestors in the streets, the same
sort of behavior by cops in America tells its own story.
The footage was shot at a free Tibet peaceful assembly
in New York on the 14th of March.
It shows the protestors holding flags and signs
and peacefully walking down the street towards the UN building
in the Turtle Bay neighborhood only to be accosted by police officers
One officer identified as "Delgado" is
seen in the video pushing people as the group crosses the street.
Another officer, identified as "Serano"
is caught threatening to kill two protesters as the cameraman
passes. He later admits to the threat and apologizes for it.
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As the group nears the UN building, cop cars and
vans screech onto the sidewalks, cops pour out and begin to beat
the protesters with clubs as UN security guards observe without
A non uniformed officer, who seems to be directing
the entire operation, then orders the cameraman to step back and
"Look at these cops, clubbing people in front
of the UN, unbelievable, protesting to free Tibet, cops clubbing
people in their legs on the sidewalk, in front of the UN in America,
unbelievable, this is not China." the American cameraman
announces in disbelief.
The officer identified as Serano then forces the
cameraman away from the melee, telling him to shut the camera
off and that he will not talk to him because he may be a reporter.
Several officers then follow the cameraman asking
him about his recording of the incident.