Yesterday, the NYPD illegally detained around 100 #OWS protesters for almost three hours in a so-called “frozen zone” outside an Obama fundraising event.

President Obama was in New York City yesterday to schmooze with the nation’s upper upper class at three different fundraisers, including – I heard – a $35,000 per plate dinner earlier in the evening and a $1,000 per plate dinner at the Sheraton Hotel at around 9pm.  Occupy Wall Street protesters marched through midtown Manhattan on their way to demonstrate outside the Sheraton.  Shortly after the protesters arrived at the barricaded “free speech zone” set up by police across the street from the hotel, they were subjected to a new police tactic: freezing.  Simply put, the protesters were barricaded in on all sides by police and essentially held hostage for hours.

Read more: http://politeaparty.blogspot.com/2011/12/obama-fundraiser

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