Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Updates 11/30/11- morning

Good morning everyone.

We've almost made it to December! I hope you are all well.

Here is the news for today:

-- Over 200 were arrested last night at Occupy LA. Within minutes of arriving at the camp, police tore down a tent and tackled a man with a video camera. Protesters were determined to remain non-violent. CBS News reports that police moved in with "military precision," and more than 1000 police officers. Official reports say no tear gas or rubber bullets were used, but that several Occupiers had to be pulled down from trees. (My apologies for not being able to give livestream info. I fell asleep before the raids occurred.)

-- Occupy Eugene is attempting to convince the city council to allow them to stay past the December 15th deadline they were originally given. Occupiers spoke with the council Monday, telling them that the encampment helps drug addicts and the homeless, because of their strict rules concerning alcohol and drug use, and that the homeless people who visit or stay in the camp are well cared for. City council members who originally supported the movement appear to be wavering.

-- 3 protesters from Occupy Richmond have been ordered to pay fines after they were convicted of trespassing. The three men were also given suspended jail sentences.

-- Occupy Broadway will soon be underway in NYC. This group of artists and theater performers will be occupying Times Square, in a stage of 24/7 "creative resistance."

-- Occupy Oakland may not have a camp, but that doesn't mean they aren't hard at work. Occupiers in Oakland are planning on shutting down the port for a second time on December 12, much to the dismay of city council members.

-- Occupy Philly was raided last night, with at least 50 arrests. The encampment was cleared with bulldozers and heavy machinery. While there were no confrontations, according to the mayor, 3 police officers and one protester were hurt. A police officer who used his bike to push a protester was yelled at by Occupiers. The woman who was injured in the protests had her foot stepped on by a horse.

I know there is a lot more news today, and I'm very sorry, but I'm very sick this morning. I will attempt to complete the news later, but for now, I have to go lay down before I fall down. thank you for understanding.

Solidarity to all.

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