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G20: So it begins... On September 9th, the mayor of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh county executive foolishly scheduled a press conference in DC to promote the upcoming G20 summit. Just one proble,-their press conference inside the National Pres Club was BUSTED by DC area climate justice activists!
Pittsburgh city and county officials were in DC to promote the city's "green" economic recovery as a model for the world, while implementing plans to suppress free speech outside the summit. Activists from a group called Avaaz, wearing green gags and green hard hats deployed two banners calling out Pittsburgh officials' hypocrisy, interrupting Mayor Ravenstahl and County Executive Onorato's speeches.
The fools behind the G20 think they can protect the summit from free speech, but on September 9th they could not even protect themselves from disruption! The summit is two weeks away, and already they are getting their asses KICKED!
Audio story as aired on WSQT radio:
http://dc.indymedia.org/newswire/display/147556/index.php for full story as published by Avazz themselves.