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Oakland labor march shows Occupy losing power
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/4/12 | Chip Johnson

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: oakland; occupy; unionthugs

1 posted on 05/04/2012 8:42:28 AM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Even the other leftist groups are recognizing these slobs and freaks for what they are.


2 posted on 05/04/2012 8:45:57 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: headstamp 2
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.

3 posted on 05/04/2012 8:48:21 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: SmithL

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.


4 posted on 05/04/2012 8:51:14 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: SmithL

Damn. I was hoping for them to start a riot during the DNC convention.


5 posted on 05/04/2012 8:53:44 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The United States of America, a banana republic since 1913)
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To: 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.

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."


6 posted on 05/04/2012 9:37:39 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Drill Thrawl

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.


7 posted on 05/04/2012 10:08:16 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: SmithL
"This march is about immigration and labor. It's not Occupy."

Well don't ask the occutards. Even they don't know what they're about.

8 posted on 05/04/2012 10:13:58 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (When we cease to be good we'll cease to be great. So vote for Goode.)
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To: rockrr
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.
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.
9 posted on 05/04/2012 10:54:40 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: rockrr

“They’re 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.


10 posted on 05/04/2012 11:16:44 AM PDT by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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