Skip to comments.Oakland labor march shows Occupy losing power
Posted on 05/04/2012 8:42:24 AM PDT by SmithL
Since the Occupy movement cranked up in Oakland last fall, the group has successfully attracted like-minded liberal protesters to their marches, if only to later be caught up in confrontations with police.
But Tuesday, as May Day protests sparked up all over the Bay Area, Oakland Occupy appeared to be losing some of its cachet.
Attempts by Occupy Oakland adherents to join the March for Dignity demonstration - an annual event that predates the Occupy movement and involves thousands of demonstrators for immigrant and worker rights - didn't go too well.
The March for Dignity folks had permits to march from the Fruitvale BART Station to Oakland City Hall. Occupy protesters apparently wanted to get in with this huge crowd and waited at San Antonio Park to join the tail end of the March for Dignity to City Hall.
"There were some heated conversations between Occupy and the organizers for the March for Dignity," said Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan. "At one point (immigrant) marchers stopped and took a different route to avoid the Occupy people who were in the (San Antonio) park."
The largest march in Oakland on Tuesday wasn't organized by Occupiers. It was organized by Dignity and Resistance. And that group's event had no incidents involving police.
In downtown Oakland, where Occupy protesters staged a demonstration, 39 people were arrested during the course of the day, police said.
"We've been planning this a long time," said Miguel Perez, a representative of the group that organized the march. "This march is about immigration and labor. It's not Occupy."
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Even the other leftist groups are recognizing these slobs and freaks for what they are.
What the freaks don't realize is that if their commie heroes ever come to power, they will be first up against the wall.
Geee oh gosh.. do they need donations?
I can spare a couple bags of dogpoop.
no vision, no direction, no window or wall safe..
may they can just rot away like the careers of those who support them.
Damn. I was hoping for them to start a riot during the DNC convention.
I love the passive voice here.
"How'd you come to end up in jail, Mike?"
"Well, I was just Occupying the front lawn of City Hall, and next thing I knew I was caught up in a confrontation with police."
"Gee, that's mighty bad luck there, Mike."
I don’t know how much interaction you’ve had with leftists regarding the OWS agitators but I’ve kept a pretty steady stream of conversation going with some (mostly for purposes of ridicule ;-).
They’re sensitive to the justifiable criticism about the violent nature of many (if not most) of the agitators, and try desperately to split hairs (”We’re not like them”) in lame attempts to dissociate themselves from the more violent among them. As the police reports piled up into the fall of last year and the weight of all the criminality became undeniable most of them went quiet.
I believe that what we are seeing is the light-weights falling away leaving only the hard-core anarchists. I don’t think it’s will peter out just yet - mostly because so many of the equally leftist local governments have been so accommodating towards them - but soon because they can no longer hide their true nature.
I still believe that we will see riots as things heat up.
Well don't ask the occutards. Even they don't know what they're about.
Theyre sensitive to the justifiable criticism about the violent nature of many (if not most) of the agitators, and try desperately to split hairs (Were not like them) in lame attempts to dissociate themselves from the more violent among them. As the police reports piled up into the fall of last year and the weight of all the criminality became undeniable most of them went quiet.Same thing happened in the Bolshevik Revolution back in November 1917. Those who were mere idealists "went quiet" back then too, except they went quiet permanently.
“Theyre sensitive to the justifiable criticism...”
In 45-years I’ve never seen a violent leftie protest that wasn’t caused by “outsiders”. It’s all a lie and they know it as well as we do. It’s all done with a wink and a nod between leftie groups.
In my OWS discussions, I rub the violence in their faces; make them eat it. If they cannot control people that they call out to “peacably assemble”, then they have no business getting out on the steet.
In fact, it’s all coordinated. The organizers know exactly who the violent groups are.