Wednesday, November 30, 2011

200 Arrested at Occupy Los Angeles

More than 1,400 police officers, some in riot gear, cleared the Occupy Los Angeles camp in the dark early Wednesday, driving protesters from a park around City Hall and arresting more than 200 who defied orders to leave, reports CBCNews.

The Los Angeles officers staged for hours outside Dodger Stadium, about a mile from the occupation, before the raid. They were warned that demonstrators might throw everything from concrete and gravel to human feces at them, said CBS.

"Please put your face masks down and watch each other's back," a supervisor told them. "Now go to work."

1 comment:

  1. I think this might be a big reason why (saw this from Steven Vincent on facebook: The following Objective was adopted by the General Assembly of Occupy Los Angeles on Saturday, November 27, 2011:

    "A major Objective of Occupy LA is to END CORPORATISM on the National, State and Local levels. We define CORPORATISM as the merger between Corporate and State Power. Some examples of this nexus are:

    · the pervasive influence of lobbyists throughout government
    · the revolving door between the private and public sectors as corporate executives and lobbyists become governmental regulators and legislators and then move back into the private sector again.
    · the awarding of public contracts to private politically and economically connected interests
    · the dependency and predominance of the public Electoral process on private and Corporate funding
    · commonplace legislative action blatantly prejudicial to the public interest and grossly beneficial to favored Corporate interests
    · the elevation of Corporations to the legal status of persons
    · wars waged in the interest of Corporate profits.

    As long as the above described condition is allowed to persist, the interests of the People will be prejudiced in favor of the Corporate interests of the 1%. We will seek out all peaceful means, including citizen legislative, legal and protest action to END CORPORATISM."