Video Shows Activists Arrested At Bilderberg
Protesters cuffed for taking close-up photos of Bilderberg members
Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, June 1, 2012
Video from We Are Change shows two activists being arrested by Fairfax police for taking close-up photos of Bilderberg members arriving in Chantilly, Virginia, another example of how the security crackdown surrounding this year’s conference is more intense than ever before.
One of the activists arrested is a veteran.
This represents a new level of crackdown in terms of Bilderberg security. At the meeting last year in St. Moritz, Switzerland, photographers were able to get just as close as is shown in this video and police took no action.
Indeed, in Switzerland protesters would pull the stunt of slowly crossing the road as limousines approached in order to slow down the cars so photographers could get better pictures.
The fact that the police have been ordered to arrest people who get close enough to take good pictures shows how afraid Bilderberg is to have its members identified and the photos published, despite the fact that a list of attendeeshas already been released.
The Washington Times reported yesterday that its photographer was told by police “any attempt to get close to the building would result in arrest.”
However, the activists in the clip didn’t get anywhere near the building and didn’t block traffic, they merely stepped off the pavement to get a closer shot.
As we documented on Wednesday, security for the 2012 Bilderberg conference is unprecedented, with talk of “machine gun nests” and other intimidating tactics designed to keep protesters and media away from the site of the meeting.