Sure seems like it.
a) i thought i saw something last week (thursday or friday) talking about how cities were planning on kicking occupiers out all over the country in the upcoming weekend (this past weekend).
b) this whole trying to seperate #occupy from the anarchists is driving me nuts. if you think there is a segment of the occupy population within your crowd that is causing trouble, why not try to discuss it with them, since that’s what occupy is all about. i know as a whole, the occupy movement does not want to condone violence of any sort. and i know that some of the anarchist population is pro-property destruction. i personally am not pro-property destruction, but i understand the premise behind it, and i support that premise. how about, #occupy, you stop trying to seperate yourself from “the anarchists” (oooo, scary) and just keep up denouncing violence. many anarchists have been protesting for years longer and are willing to get arrested for supporting something they believe in. that works in the movement’s advantage.
from their facebook page: DPD is ticketing people pulling up in their cars to drop off donationa and arresting people who aren’t moving on the sidewalk.
i know it stopped being about what’s legal and what’s not a long time ago. but for standing still on the sidewalk? time to go arrest everyone waiting for the bus.
this has live updates on what’s happening at any occupy protest happening world wide. nice concise way to see what’s happening in every city.
Occupy LSX - BBC Inside Out
when Revd Graeme Knowles says “the world has listened. it’s time to go home” : uh, you’re missing the point. we don’t want to just be heard. we want change and since clearly no one in a position of power is going to effect some change that helps the people, we’re going to figure out how to do it ourselves. so we’re not going home until then.
The Oakland PD have been scrambling hard since the raid last night to deny the use of tear gas, bean bag rounds, rubber bullets, and flash grenades, despite significant video evidence. There’s a reason for that:According to their own regulations, the Oakland PD was employing…
UPDATE (OCT26 8:25 PM):
Tents stood for barely an hour when Denver Police ordered the removal of all shelter from the snow storm. Disabled veteran William Hall was forcibly removed from his tent by DPD officers and dragged off for arrest.
There is a continued heavy Denver Police presence at Civic Center Park, and DPD officers have vowed to use their resources to destroy an igloo built by Occupy Denver at 11 PM MST.
seriously. use all their resources to destroy an igloo? it’s no longer about the rules at that point. it’s about purposefully hurting people.
The Colorado State Patrol, the Denver Sheriff’s Office and Denver’s police department are devoting significant manpower to the protests to keep crowds under control, costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in overtime…
While the state has yet to release its costs for the protests, the City and County of Denver spent nearly $365,000 through Friday on officer and deputy overtime, as well as park cleanup, according to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s office…
As for the Occupy Denver costs, Hancock says he’s continuing to monitor the costs, as they will certainly grow with this weekend’s march.
“Right now, I can’t specifically stipulate where it’s going to come from,” he said. “Some departments may say, ‘We can move some things around to help cover the cost of overtime,’ but we’ll see how it all shakes out.”
Occupy Denver costs through Friday
Denver Police Department - $237,000
Denver Sheriff’s Department - $116,000
Denver Health - $10,000
Public Works - $1,300
Environmental Health - $500
Source: Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s Office
Scumbag mayor uses SWAT enforcement on a peaceful protest, then blames the protesters for the absurd cost.
we went down there saturday night, and there was a TON of swat still there, even though the rally had clearly died down to a group of kids who loved dubstep, and everyone on broadway was settling into sleeping bags and just sitting.
fuck you hancock. i ain’t got the funds to support your police state.