Are crackdowns a turning point for Occupy protests?
- October 27, 2011
- David Meyer, sociology professor, is quoted on NPR and four other radio stations October 26, 2011
Police crackdowns in Atlanta and Oakland, Calif., to disperse protests affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement could mark a turning point in the tactics of both the demonstrators and the authorities dealing with them, experts say.... The violence could have a galvanizing effect on the movement, but it's also possible that if the protesters are perceived to be in the wrong, the clashes with police will only add fuel to the movement's critics. "They will point to the most extreme incident and try to generalize it to the whole movement," says David Meyer, a professor at the University of California at Irvine.
For the full story, please visit http://www.npr.org/2011/10/26/141733471/are-crackdowns-a-turning-point-f...
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-Minnesota Public Radio
-Vermont Public Radio
-North Country Public Radio