While the protests against American government are gaining momentum every day, 4 suspicious killing in a 4 day interval, have created the ground for the U.S. police to repress the protests.
According to Associated Press, One of the deaths occurred in an Occupy
movement encampment in Burlington, Vermont, while the second death took
place in Oakland California.
On Thursday afternoon, in an Occupy Vermont encampment, Josh, 35-year-old military veteran ,died
of a gunshot wound in what is believed to have been suicide. Josh's fellow occupiers have described him as a proud veteran, and a good soul. Almost at the same time in
Oakland, a second man was shot and killed during a fight just outside
the Occupy Oakland encampment.
Investigators are currently looking into evidence suggesting links
between those involved in the fighting and Occupy Oakland protesters.
On Tuesday, the body of a 53-year-old man was found in his tent at the Occupy New Orleans encampment.
The police said the homeless man had been dead for two days, and
Orleans Parish Coroner's Office investigator John Gagliano said Ronald
Howell died of complications from prolonged alcohol use.
And on Friday morning, the body of a man in his 40s was found inside
his tent at the Occupy movement encampment in Salt Lake City, Utah,
according to the local police, who afterwards ordered all Occupy Salt
Lake protesters to leave the park.
The cause of death has not been determined, but authorities say it did not immediately appear to be foul play.
Organizers of the group, which has been in Pioneer Park for weeks,
say they have no plans to leave and are willing to go to prison.
No more information on the victims has been released.
The Occupy movement emerged after a group of demonstrators gathered
in New York's financial district on September 17 to protest against the
unjust distribution of wealth in the country and the excessive influence
of big corporations on US policies.
Despite the police crackdown and the mass arrests, the Occupy
movement, which grew out of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement, has
now spread to many major US cities as well as to Australia, Britain,
Germany, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Portugal and other countries.
The demonstrators are protesting against unemployment, war, and corporatism.