Skip to comments.Phase Two of the 'Occupy Wall Street' Protests: America the Police State
Posted on 10/29/2011 9:11:07 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
On Tuesday, about 1,000 protesters gathered in Oakland, California, and major concerns began to arise. There was a rat problem, vandalism, fights, and fire hazards. Medical responders were denied access to the protest site on two occasions.
So the city of Oakland decided to move the protesters and police did that. But later on that day some of the occupiers tried to return to the plaza outside city hall. Police told them they could not return and violence broke out. At least 200 arrests were made.
Scores of people injured, including a number of police officers. Property was destroyed. And the cops used tear gas and beaten bag rounds to disperse the surging protesters.
Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan:
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HOWARD JORDAN, OAKLAND POLICE CHIEF: Our job is to protect life and property and make sure that the citizens of Oakland are safe. Our officers were assaulted with bottles, rocks, and had hazardous materials thrown at them.
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Enter the radical MoveOn organization, which is funding some of the occupiers. It took just hours for them to produce this video.
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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: For weeks, "Occupy Oakland" participants have peacefully exercised their First Amendment rights to protest the Wall Street greed that has left our economy in shambles.
On October 25th, police shamefully, recklessly, brutally tried to silence them. Is this your city? Stop the police brutality and protect the rights of the citizens of Oakland to peacefully assemble.
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Now it's obvious that MoveOn was ready to exploit any violence so they could portray the USA as a police state. That is part two of the "Occupy" movement: First demonize capitalism, and tell the world how unfair the U.S. economic system is and then show the world the cops are fascist.....
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Please, I’ve been looking for pictures of the OWS protesters in NYC in the SNOW!
This has to be funny, but there aren’t any pictures.
The only consolation is they're Mayor Quan's problem now.
42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use ["]united force["] to solve economic, political or social problems
Occupy Denver is all I could find.
They should be ignored and the police should ignore them too. Let them tear up the town. The city residents will get fed up and they will lose all sympathy and support.
Don’t throw a rope around them. Just build a fence 12 feet high with plywood similar to what you see on job sites for building construction and seal them in.
Thanks, I imagine that New Yorkers are praying for a whole lot of snow. What a soggy mess that park will be on Monday morning. My guess is that the only ones that will stay will be the street people who have no where else to go.
This OWS astroturf is going to get worse as more and more Leftist organizations put their seal of approval on it.
That picture warms the heart! : D
At the Occupy Los Angeles, Free Speech has been centralized, Regulated and limited to a small area of the lawn.
It’s a centralize and consolidate governmental authority movement.
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