Skip to comments.Occupy Protesters Disavow Oakland Violence (Earth to "Occupy Protesters", you were the violence!)
Posted on 11/03/2011 4:20:35 PM PDT by tobyhill
Occupy Wall Street protesters had just a few hours to celebrate what they saw as their biggest victory so far: the peaceful shutdown of the nation's fifth-busiest port. Then the rioting began.
A day after some protesters clashed with riot police, set fires and shattered windows in Oakland, Calif., demonstrators across the country condemned the violence and wondered whether it was a turn that would destroy their cause.
"They don't speak for the majority of people who were here yesterday," said Hadas Alterman, a college student who was gathering trash at a tent camp near Oakland City Hall. "That was an hour of action, and we were out here for 12 hours and it was peaceful."
The protest outside the port, which reopened Thursday, represented an escalation in tactics as demonstrators targeted a major symbol of the nation's commerce with peaceful rallies and sit-ins.
(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...
Oh my! Maybe the Fleas need their OWN Police force and jails and judges!!!
So what is the acceptable equation? Would 12 hours of peace justify 4 hours of violence? How about 2 minutes of serious violence - like arson?
This man's logic is seriously awry, for by his reasoning, my lifetime of peace and non-violence, hypothetically speaking of course, ought to put me in good stead to say take two minutes to crush the index finger of his right hand with a pair of vise-grips, and he'd have no reason to complain.
Sponsoring FReepers are contributing
$10 Each time a New Monthly Donor signs up!
Get more bang for your FR buck!
Click Here To Sign Up Now!
I don’t know about these Commies, but I hated being unemployed.
To them I say, be careful with whom you cast your lot.
So, now these twits are against PORTS? How the heck do they think their corporate high-tech gear gets to the U.S.?
And the CITY owns the ports, idiots. Not the corporations.
Dick Obama must be pretty happy he’s got his class war going pretty good. I look for him to hold a news conference soon praising his masked men for spray painting buildings and smashing windows. I would think it’s about time for him to suggest burning out some banks and maybe even houses of the evil rich. He’s gotta keep the revolution going! Burn, baby, burn! Just remember to spray “bro” on your property.
I recommend Hadas take a hard look at the term "useful idiot" and contemplate how it may apply to him.
BS! I read the manifesto the leaders of the movement wrote and then heard their latter comments about needing a “Kent State moment”.That means you all are either liars or useful idiots....take your pick.