Two shooting deaths at Occupy Wall Street-style camps in Vermont and California and a third fatality at a camp in New Orleans, where the body went unnoticed for two days, rocked the nationwide protest movement Friday.
In Burlington, Vermont, a man was found dead Thursday in his tent from a gunshot which the Burlington Free Press newspaper reported may have been self-inflicted.
News video showed police lifting the man’s body out of a tent in the park taken over by the anti-capitalist demonstrators.
Tensions rose at the camp when armed police ordered protestors out while the investigation unfolded. News footage from the Free Press showed the city’s mayor intervening to ask that police release a protestor they had detained, finally placating the angry crowd.”