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VIDEO: Oakland Police Brutally Beating Iraq Veteran

By Zaid Jilani on November 21, 2011 at 10:45 am

"VIDEO: Oakland Police Brutally Beating Iraq Veteran"

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Protester and three-tour Iraq veteran Kayvan Sabehgi took part in the protests that were part of Oakland’s general strike earlier this month. Sabehgi was beaten by Oakland police during his participation in the protests, and video has just now emerged of his beating. In the following video, which contains graphic violence, riot police surround Sabehgi and proceed to strike him with their batons as he’s on the ground, defenseless:

Update

Princeton professor and former State Department official Anne-Marie Slaughter calls Sabehgi’s beating “senseless & awful” on Twitter.

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