Anti NATO Occupiers lie, claiming CPD hit and run

Occupy is spreading a picture of Chicago police supposedly hitting and running over an Occupier during a Occupy march last evening.


This picture was apparently spread by Libor von Schonau, who identifies himself on his twitter as:

LiborVonSchönau:#OWS orgnzr+cofounder»ArtAndStruggle(artist&activist collective)+fmrVChair»MiddleEastCrisisCommittee+Passenger on @USBOATTOGAZA #FreedomFlotilla

Libor says on the twitpic:

BREAKING! Chicago Police just hit & run a man!!!@aclu@nyclu @DemocracyNow @asteris @MMflint#noNATO

“MMflint” is Michael Moore.

They are rejoicing that the pic now has over 20,000 hits.

Only one problem with this of course is that it is a complete and utter lie as Libor, if he took the picture, should know.   Citizen Journalist does not intend to link to the pic so as not to increase the hits to the propaganda.

Through the good work of SooperMexican, we can now see videos of the “hit and run” which show clearly man was not run over, not hit, not hurt, but trying to block the van along with others. The van apparently also had its tires slashed, according to other reports.

See Sooper Mexican’s videos of the event here


4 responses

  1. nonviolentconflict

    Reblogged this on NonviolentConflict.

    May 21, 2012 at 2:45 pm

  2. The individual seen on the front of the car is not the individual who was HIT by the car. THAT individual was broadsided on the drivers’-side of the vehicle, and this vehicle strike was corroborated by the subsequent treatment of the vehicle-strike victim, who was taken by ambulance to a Chicago-area hospital while unconscious and treated until his condition stabilized.

    May 24, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    • My point was that the pic was being “shopped as look at the person hit and run by the police” when that was not in fact the case. Yet still used for that purpose. Not even the alleged actual “victim”.
      Occupiers are still alleging “the police van plowed through them without warning”. That is simply not true. I’ve seen multiple views including one with the alleged victim, Jack. Jack and others moved in front of a moving police van with flashing lights moving at about 2 mph. Hardly “plowing through without warning”. And for a ‘severely injured” man, as one occupier alleged to me, he was in mighty fine shape the following day walking around everywhere.

      May 24, 2012 at 6:18 pm

      • If you have any further evidence, I’d be glad to take a look at it.

        May 24, 2012 at 6:24 pm

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