[ View the story "Police Shoot Less-Lethal Munitions At Protesters Outside Governors Conference" on Storify] Police Shoot Less-Lethal Munitions At Protesters Outside Governors Conference
Storified by Tyler Machado � Mon, Jul 30 2012 08:22:49
This video is a little over nine minutes long. With buses ready to leave the driveway, the mood seems tense but mellow, with one officer smiling and joking with the assembled crowd. Protesters sing the Imperial March theme from "Star Wars" as police dressed in riot gear walk in front of the buses. During a quiet pause in the action, you can hear pops as the police discharge non-lethal munitions. Then protesters scatter, with cops hastily chasing after them and forming a gap to let the buses pass.
This video posted by documentary filmmaker Sam Mayfield shows what happened on the west side of the driveway, closer to the lake. Cops chase protesters down the street with non-lethal weapons drawn.
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This video (without sound) comes via Twitter user @beerlington, showing the incident has it unfolded on the east side of the driveway.
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Video from the Burlington Free Press, linked below, shows a woman getting shot at with sting balls. This appears to be after the initial incident as the bus is now entering College Street. Afterwards an officer continues to point his gun at the woman.
Here are a dozen photos from photographer Dylan Kelley.
Dylan Kelley Photography: Bloody Sunday in BurlingtonOn the afternoon of July 29th, Burlington Police opened fire on unarmed civilians with rubber bullets, pepperspray, and other projectiles...
Below are photos from Twitter users from throughout the day.
Protest has begun at city hall park in #btv. Focus is governors and premieres conference and energy http://pic.twitter.com/blCzBtcKDavid Hodges
yeah, it's like that at the #btvconvergence. http://twitpic.com/ad7aeekludge
Great turnout today for the Convergence on the NE Governors' Conference. #btv #occupy http://pic.twitter.com/9WzkPENQVermont ISO
Leave the oil in the soil. #btvconvergence http://pic.twitter.com/XHExh3UCVermont ISO
Quebec student strikers sent representatives. #solidarity #btvconvergence http://pic.twitter.com/rEpOKchNVermont ISO
You're sexy! You're cute! Take off your rioy suit! #btvconverge #usrevolution http://pic.twitter.com/qsyovtJVOccupy New England
Seems like a whole lot of cops for peaceful demonstration #BTVConverge http://pic.twitter.com/tU1VHM15Team Vermont
Four people reportedly shot with rubber bullets by police in Burlington #btv #vt #occupybtv. During protest College St http://pic.twitter.com/NLTqzA3mDonna Iversen
Rubber bullets fired into peaceful protesters in #Burlington #J29 #btvconvergence http://pic.twitter.com/AgwKDZayJoe Scully
#btvconvergence riot cops fired rubber bullets at demonstrators blocking delegates' busses http://pic.twitter.com/i8OhWEnERobert
Not every day you see police in riot gear in Burlington, VT. http://yfrog.com/oeru8xtj Protest on College St. #BTVKate Messner
Protesters collect rubber bullets shot at them by police during #btvconverge. #btv #vt. #occupybtv http://pic.twitter.com/6LEelmYwDonna Iversen
Video of police in riot gear & protesters on College St. Burlington, VT http://yfrog.com/h0eitdwj #BTVKate Messner
@caulkthewagon #Occupy, #NoTarSands protesters fired upon with less-lethal rounds in #Burlington #btvconvergence #j29 http://pic.twitter.com/2eVrWwvbJoe Scully
More fun w/ pepper pellets! #btvconvergence #RETWEET http://pic.twitter.com/HnlV4vuZOccupy New England
Seriously, is it common practice for police to remove their nametags before roughing up civilians? #btvconvergence #j29 http://pic.twitter.com/iiip7clTJoe Scully
Another one of the #Burlington police who removed his nametag during the attack on protesters. #btvconvergence http://pic.twitter.com/jRwake2qJoe Scully