More than 400 people were arrested on charges ranging from failure to disperse to vandalism, police spokesman Sgt. Jeff Thomason said. At least three officers and one protester were injured.
Vandalism huh? So #occupy is just a front for thuggery is it.
On Sunday, Oakland officials vowed to be ready if Occupy protesters try to mount another large-scale demonstration. Protesters, meanwhile, decried Saturday’s police tactics as illegal and threatened to sue. Mayor Jean Quan personally inspected damage caused by dozens of people who broke into City Hall. She said she wants a court order to keep Occupy protesters who have been arrested several times out of Oakland, which has been hit repeatedly by demonstrations that have cost the financially troubled city about $5 million.
So the city is in the hole and people concerned, ostensibly, for justice and equity are costing the honorable tax payers of the town millions so that said occupiers can vandalize city property? If they really believed in justice they would repay the city for the evils they’ve enacted.
Occupy has never had my respect and the thuggish deeds done by its members simply reinforce my distaste for the ‘movement’ which, by the way, is NOTHING like the freedom movements of the Arab world. NOTHING.
- Oakland Mayor Assesses Damage From Occupy Protests (sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com)
- After lull, Occupy protest resurfaces in Oakland (ajc.com)
- Oakland officials assess damage after Occupy protesters vandalize City Hall (latimesblogs.latimes.com)