Monday, January 30, 2012

OWS: Oakland

You've got to hand it to those Occupy Wall Street protesters, they're not going to be deterred, even when the situation escalates to violence. According to an excerpt from a post on their website -
Yesterday, Occupy Oakland moved to convert a vacant building into a community center to provide education, medical, and housing services for the 99%. Police responded with tear gas, rubber bullets, beanbag rounds and mass arrests. The state has compounded its policy of callous indifference with a ruthless display of violent repression. The Occupy movement will respond, as we have always responded: with an overwhelming show of collective resistance.
Of course, Oakland Mayor, Jean Quan has a different point of view. She says "I ran out of patience a long time ago" and the protesters are just vandals, out to damage the city. Here's video of Oakland police cracking down on the OWS protesters, and their response -

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