“They were asking me questions like, ‘Are you a Muslim?’ and ‘Do you love this country?’” Mahmoud says. “I said hell no, I don’t love this country, and it’s because of shit like this.”
More than two dozen cops swarmed Occupy Miami’s Overtown safehouse yesterday afternoon after responding to what appears to have been a bogus terrorism tip.
The raid was the second on Occupy Miami in the past six weeks. On January 31, Miami-Dade cops evicted protesters from Government Center. This time it was City of Miami police officers that arrived in SWAT vans and emerged with their assault rifles drawn.
“They were pointing guns at children!” says Ramy Mahmoud, one of three Occupy Miami members taken in for questioning and then released without charges.
The Miami Police Department did not return a request for comment left last night. As soon as they do, we will update this post.
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