The Price of Freedom

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[SOLVED] The Price of Freedom

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Police open fire at anti-war protest, longshoremen injured
San Jose Mercury News - 15 minutes ago
Police opened fire Monday morning with wooden dowels, ``sting balls'' and other non-lethal weapons at anti-war protesters outside the Port of Oakland, injuring at least six demonstrators and six longshoremen standing nearby.

Ouch! The price of freedom kinda hurts, doesn't it?
 

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Unfortunate event, but they were not peaceful protesters.

from the article you cited..
http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/5578918.htm [Broken]

About 400 to 500 protesters tried to disrupt operations at two terminals of companies they say ship military cargo for the Department of Defense. Most of the protesters dispersed, but when some refused, police began shooting wooden bullets into the crowd.
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``Some people were blocking port property and the port authorities asked us to move them off,'' said Deputy Police Chief Patrick Haw. ``Police moved aggressively against crowds because some people threw rocks and big iron bolts at officers.''
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