On Wednesday night’s show, Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart shamed
authorities in Oakland who used tear gas, rubber bullets, bean-bag
bullets, concussion grenades, flashbombs, sound cannons or other
forceful methods to disburse protesters.
“What the fuck happened in Oakland?” Stewart exclaimed. “What’s going on, Oakland? Chill out.”
“So, the city was concerned about a public safety threat so they did
this,” he said while watching footage of protesters running as tear gas
filled the streets and explosions went off in the background. “Seems a
little heavy handed. Unless, was one of the protesters Godzilla? That
would justify an attack.”
“Oh, are you fucking kidding me?” Stewart asked about a person
in a wheelchair surround by a cloud of tear gas. “What do you think that
chair comes on ramming speed? Come on!
Watch this video from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast Oct. 26, 2011.