Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Occupiers Uses Children as Human Shields--Again

Occupiers Uses Children as Human Shields--Again: Occupiers have once again deployed the appalling tactic of putting children in danger by using them as human shields.

Children were used as a human blockade as protesters tried to prevent police and bailiffs from clearing an Olympics site.

Four campaigners were arrested as officials, acting on a High Court order, moved in to evict the protest camp at Leyton Marshes where Occupy London activists and residents have been demonstrating over the building of a temporary basketball training facility.

Simon Carleton, 29, Daniel Ashman, 27, Anita Olivacce, 25, and Connor Murray, 24, were appearing at Thames magistrates’ court today on public order offences.

They were arrested at the site yesterday amid chaotic scenes which saw demonstrators, including a child who looked as young as six, leaping under a lorry and refusing to move.

And the reaction of the Occupy movement? Outrage — at the courts.

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