EYLLOCIETICE INTERNATIONAL, INC.
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
7929 GEORGE COURT
SPRINGFIELD, VIGINIA 33153-2741
PHONE/FAX (703) 644-3020
February 25, 1991
LETTER. TO THE EDITOR
In times like these when the President and the Congress, and most of the population (so the police say) seem to opt for a policy of waging war rather than peace, it becomes a moral duty for the print media to provide the. readers with facts and analysis that do not necessarily the official or popular position. The serious lapses in this regard are too many to document. Permit me to cite just one example to which I am an eye witness.
On the cold night of February 23 some 20 or thirty persons, mostly young and mostly white, were protesting the war in the park across from the White House. A few carried signs and a few beat drums and chanted protest slogans. Some even carried candles and stood silent in prayer. It was a beautiful sight. I could not help the surge of love and admiration for our democracy as I watched the young exercise their rights.
Then, suddenly, tragedy struck. Out of nowhere large, uniformed and helmeted policemen, with night sticks, appeared and stood in formation in the front and at the back of the protesters. A police car drove up. Using a megaphone, one of the officers read out a warning which was mostly inaudible. More officers appeared, several were mounted on horsebacks. By now the demonstrators were forced to huddle together and hold arms.
The arrests proceeded with unnecessary force during which a young female student with whom I was talking moments ago was dragged away and roughed up by an officer while I protested invain. In the melee I received a light blow on my right arm by the officer who was welding his stick and beating anyone who came in his way. What started as a surge of pride in my country for the freedom we can exercise here, turned into a spell of sadness that, almost nightly, there could be serious and unreported police brutalities across from the residence of our elected president.
/s/Abdul G. Kham
Dr . Abdil G. Kham
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