Skip to comments.Occupy Oakland: Mayor Quan maintaining hands-off position on protesters
Posted on 11/03/2011 6:49:33 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
OAKLAND -- After a massive and mostly peaceful demonstration against large corporations Wednesday eroded into late night clashes with police and 80 arrests, people on both sides of the fence were in damage control mode, with Occupy Oakland organizers and city officials trying to figure out what to do next.
And in a press briefing Thursday afternoon, it appears that as far as Mayor Jean Quan is concerned the city will maintain its hands-off status quo. She blamed the destruction on a small group and said the larger Occupy group was not the problem.
She also said that because of what happened, many in the Occupy group were finally willing to communicate with her and city staff.
"The people in the plaza are saying enough is enough, it's gone too far," Quan said. "(What happened after midnight) doesn't make me happy, but we're going to assess the situation day by day, and make sure we have a resolution that's safe for people.
"Last night I was happy, for the first time, people in the plaza started communicating with us ... they said 'we're not part of what's happening over there.' We advised them to stay separate and not let the provocateurs get into the camp."
The Occupy Oakland camp also met to rehash the night's events. During a three-hour meeting Thursday morning the group reached an anti-vandalism consensus that sought to separate the main movement from those who smashed property, lit fires and attacked police. But rather than apologize outright, the group decided to tell the damaged businesses that they were sorry and offer to help.
"It's not about anarchists versus liberals, it's about (expletives) versus Occupy Oakland," said the meeting facilitator.
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What is happening in Oakland is a dereliction of duty of the mayor and the police.
Shutting down a port is an act of terrorism. Why is it being tolerated at all?
Lefty Democrat mayors are pussywhipped by street miscreants—becasue they ahree with the OWS agenda. They need to be exposed and vilified.
Quan should be arrested.
It is still inconceivable that the Mayor gave City workers a day off with pay to protest. What kind of Commie nut is she? What did that cost the City?
She needs to resign.
Based on her actions to date, Mayor Quan seems to be pre-Occupied.