By B.N. Frank
California residents have not been quiet about their opposition to cell towers being installed throughout their communities (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11). Unfortunately, a recent protest did not end peacefully.
From 5G Crisis:
Peaceful Protestors Forcefully Removed from AT&T 5G Installation Site by Berkeley Police
On October 5, a group of ten WiRED “pole watchers” (including some “camping out” in a tent pitched on the sidewalk next to the disputed pole on Gilman were reportedly “man-handled” by a contingent of BPD officers who physically assaulted the activists. Two frightened activists named Wanda and Vivian were reportedly grabbed and “shaken like little rag dolls.” Sorgen (a veteran of many protests) said her treatment “wasn’t excessive” though “there’s a sore spot on one forearm” from being dragged down the street “because I went limp.”
According to witnesses, at least 20 police showed up. One officer announced: “If you don’t want to get arrested, get out of the way” but that was immediately followed with the order: “Every officer grab a person!”
“It was really brutal and bad,” according to Juty Blue, who was standing vigil at the Gilman pole. “It was 3:30 morning and there were only eight of us, which made it easier for police to rough us up. They grabbed and pulled and pushed people. They were rude and horrible.”
Sierra Murphree, who was occupying a tent on the sidewalk, was dragged away from the pole while still inside the tent.
At the same time, a smaller contingent of protesters was confronted by police at the construction site near the Monterey Market. A 61-year-old protestor named Jason Winnett suffered a pulled muscle after being roughed-up by the officers. Meaveen O’Connor was left with bruises on her body and CodePink campaigner Cynthia Papermaster said the police were so aggressive she feared “they were going to break my arm.”
Read the full story here.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is supposed to protect Americans by regulating the telecom industry. They have failed miserably at this for decades and have become more dangerous since Trump was elected.
Despite research proving harm, they refuse to update 24-year-old federal RF radiation exposure guidelines. Lawsuits have been filed against the agency for NOT protecting Americans from unsafe levels of radiation as well as 5G deployment on land (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) and in space. Federal agencies and other experts have also warned that 5G could threaten national security, public safety, and weather forecasting accuracy.
In 2019, telecom executives gave U.S. congressional testimony that they had NO scientific evidence that 5G is safe. The majority of scientists worldwide oppose deployment until studies show that it’s safe. Cities AND entire countries have taken action to ban, delay, halt, and limit installation AS WELL AS issue 5G moratoriums. Since 2018 there have been reports of people and animals experiencing symptoms and illnesses after 5G has been installed (see 1, 2, 3, 4). Of course, other sources of wireless can cause illness too. That’s why cell tower opposition worldwide pre-dates 5G.
Activist Post reports regularly about unsafe technology. For more information visit our archives and the following websites.
- 5G Information
- 5G Space Appeal
- The 5G Summit
- Environmental Health Trust
- Physicians for Safe Technology
- Scientists for Wired Tech
- Wireless Information Network
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