From The Guardian UK: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/24/occupy-wall-street-return-form
Demonstrators torn over whether to concentrate on economic inequality or to move towards protesting police brutality
guardian.co.uk, Friday 23 March 2012
Occupy Wall Street returned to the public spotlight this week following the largest mass arrest of its supporters since the movement was evicted from its home base in November.
Last weekend's events, including a female protester apparently having a seizure while handcuffed – combined with numerous accounts of excessive police force – have been described by many protesters as some of the most violent in Occupy history. A New York Daily News reporter on the scene said the New York City police was "out of control".
This weekend, occupiers plan to push back.
In a press conference earlier this week, Occupy participants and community groups that have long criticised the NYPD demanded the resignation of the commissioner, Ray Kelly. On Saturday, Occupy organisers will call on victims of police abuse to join them in a mass demonstration aimed at denouncing a wide range of NYPD policies and practices.
The action will be held in combination with the United Nations' international day for the right to the truth concerning gross human rights violations and for the dignity of victims.
The activists argue that the event is not about Occupy Wall Street, but is a wider critique of NYPD tactics city-wide, particularly in low-income and black communities.
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