What worries me more than what the protestors and police are doing is how the US media is failing to report it accurately. The US media may be able to control how the US citizens see the OWS movement, but they cannot control how the movement is viewed globally. Globally, the US protests are being covered in much the same manner as the Egyptian, Libyan and Syrian uprisings. The US is being viewed as somewhat less than democratic nation under the control of the rich and powerful and awash in a sea of human and political rights violations. The possible need for citizens of other nations to push their governments to help their fellow OWS protestors in the US free their country are being mentioned frequently in global blogs and comments on coverage.
BBC News - As it happened: US protests
Arrests made at Occupy protests in US cities - Americas - Al Jazeera English (while I know Al Jazeera has been demonized by US media outlets, they are the CNN of the Middle East and are far more supportive of the US than most Middle Eastern media outlets.)
Occupy Protests Live Blog | Al Jazeera Blogs
Reuters international coverage is very different from coverage aimed at US readers:
Who is occupying Wall Street? | Video | Reuters.com
Occupy's Day of Action | Video | Reuters.com
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