As chaos ensues on the streets of Chicago, supporters of today’s anti-NATO protests are storming Twitter with an anti-establishment hash tag trend – “#F—ThePolice.”
The hash tag accompanies a flood of tweets in solidarity with the Chicago Occupy and assorted other anti-war protests.
A sampling of some of the postings include:
- Lea WeAreLegion@HomoCarnula: Raw Video – Chicago Police Van Plows Through NATO Protesters http://youtu.be/0yAMBN5CWxs #F—ThePolice #noNATO”
- Ashley LA Woman.@miss_trASH: got arrested 2 days ago & the only thing that i thought about the in jail was @dirtysouth at @SutraOC tonight #f—thepolice cant wait!
- ChiTownPhilly@PhilipDeVon1FACT: You are EIGHT times more likely to be KILLED by POLICE than by an attack from TERRORISTS. #NoJustice #NoPeace #F—ThePolice
- Joe Harlow@harlowforcats: Im glad I left before the cops came. They been tryna get me behind bars for a minute! #F—ThePolice!
Even Anonymous got in on the action, tweeting, “F— THE POLICE #NoNATO #FTP.
Earlier today, Anonymous took credit for hacking the City of Chicago’s official website as well as the Chicago Police Department website, which has been down at times today.
The anti-police rhetoric on Twitter comes as law enforcement officials raided a downtown Chicago apartment and reportedly arrested at least three suspects accused of preparing Molotov cocktails to target the NATO summit.
The owner of the apartment, William Vassilakis, is a member of Chicago’s Occupy movement, his lawyer, Kris Hermes of the National Lawyers Guild, confirmed in a phone interview with WND.
With additional research by Brenda J. Elliott