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The US government is not working for the people any more.   Time to fix it.   Hugs

Federal authorities have been accused of violating the Geneva Convention after apparently destroying medical equipment during protests in Portland.

Reporter Sergio Olmos shared a video on Twitter Tuesday night showing medical supplies and protective gear covered in an orange liquid.

“It appears that federal officers, during dispersal, pepper sprayed the medical supplies in the tents,” Olmos wrote.

The video prompted Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding, an epidemiologist and public health scientist at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, to tweet that it was “Fubar”—a military acronym for “f***ed up beyond all recognition.”

“This is Fubar. The Geneva Convention states that destroying medical equipment is a war crime violation. Yet, here we are in Portland,” Fiegl-Ding wrote.

In another tweet, he added: “Attacking medical units violates half a dozen conventions and international statutes, not only Geneva Convention but also International Criminal Court statutes. But hey, Chad Wolf, Bill Barr, and Trump say it’s okay!”

Feigl-Ding added: “Folks arguing “but but but Geneva Convention only for armed conflict between uniformed armies”… ha, if that is the only defense of their actions, then one is entirely missing the moral emptiness & heartless callousness of the actions. Also Geneva protects non combatants too.”

It comes after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the DHS, U.S. Marshals Service and the city of Portland on behalf of volunteer medics who have been attending to injured protesters.

The lawsuit alleges that federal agents have “brutally attacked” volunteer medics with rubber bullets, tear gas, pepper spray, flash bangs and batons in violation of their First and Fourth Amendment rights.

“Volunteer medics should be celebrated, not attacked or arrested,” Jann Carson, the interim executive director of the ACLU of Oregon, said in a statement. “Our clients are volunteering day and night to provide aid to the injured and to create a safer environment for protesters and bystanders. These attacks are unconscionable as well as unconstitutional. This lawlessness must end.”

The US government has become a lawless authoritarian regime attempting to cement a minority religious rule denying constitutional freedoms to the majority.   It has happened in other countries, it is now happening here.    There is more at the link above, I would suggest reading the article.   There is a large segment of our government and the ones carrying firearms that want an authoritarian government, one dedicated to their goals.    If our country is to mean what it started as, we must fight this.   Be safe, the DHS has started patrolling “dissident accounts”  like mine along with other social media in the “interest of protecting federal buildings”.      It has begun people, we must vote tRump out in huge numbers.   Hugs

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