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Forum Post: WSWS: Occupy protesters face more arrests, threats to encampments

Posted 8 years ago on Nov. 9, 2011, 10:19 a.m. EST by SandyEnglish (60)
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from today's World Socialist Web Site:

Occupy protesters face more arrests, threats to encampments

As the Anti-Wall Street protests that began in New York City near the end of their second month, occupations in a number of cities continue to face police harassment, arrests and threats to their encampments. The protests began September 17 in New York City when protesters set up the Occupy Wall Street camp in Lower Manhattan.

In California, sheriff’s deputies arrested nine Occupy Fresno protesters early Tuesday morning. Protesters have been camping in a city park for four weeks, but arrests began after their facility-use permit expired last week and a county ordinance banning use of the park between midnight and 6 a.m. took effect.

Tuesday’s arrests followed arrests the two previous days. Eight protesters were arrested on Monday and 13 on Sunday. Protesters have vowed to remain at the park every night.

In Riverside, east of Los Angeles, 11 protesters were arrested near City Hall Sunday afternoon after several demonstrators refused police orders to remove their tents from the public plaza.

read more at: http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/nov2011/owsr-n09.shtml



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[-] 1 points by Faithntruth (997) 8 years ago

This is the problem with complying with the requirements of permitting or public land use restrictions in the first place. It allows people with an ageda hostile to a protest to define the boundries of and even suppress constitutional freedoms.

[-] 0 points by ChristopherABrownART5 (46) from Santa Barbara, CA 8 years ago

If the protests were specifically to defend the constitution, and specific violations of it were uniformly expressed, then the protests would be directly linked to defending the constitution. All of the demands of Occupy are due to constitutional violations. We have never known a constitutional government.--


My bet is that law enforcement and local authorities are going to treat everyone a lot differently. As it is they pretend they are being nice by allowing the assembly then in the end they ignore the underlying, non publicized fact of unconstitutionality, and violate the rights.

[-] 1 points by Faithntruth (997) 8 years ago

Perhaps ows and other occupy groups around the country should devote one day of protest on a weekend specifically to the support and defense of the 1st and 14th ammendments: one which names the freedoms and protects from federal obstuction of them, and the other that protects from state obstruction of them.

[-] 0 points by ChristopherABrownART5 (46) from Santa Barbara, CA 8 years ago

That would help greatly. OWS should have a dialog group here that discusses the constitution. That goup can provide guidence for protestors around the nation. The public can then contribute to a greater understanding which can then be shared widely.-------

The constitution is not well understood by any means. In fact there is very good reason to believe that the educational system purposefully ignored the most critical part of it designed to defend itself, Article V. Article 5 is our first and last constitutional right.----

It is mentioned before the bill of rights, and as a defense, it will defend all the other rights and see the constitution with all of its rights continues. Without that, all rights may end.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 8 years ago

Fresno, CA

nine Occupy Fresno protesters early Tuesday morning. 11-9

Riverside, CA

n Riverside, east of Los Angeles, 11 protesters were arrested

Tucson, Arizona

“for a temporary restraining order to stop arrests at Veinte De Agosto Park,”

Atlanta, Georgia

Five people were arrested early morning Monday in Atlanta

On October 26, 53 Occupy Atlanta protesters were arrested when police forcibly evicted them from the park in an early morning raid.

Washington DC

Police did not bring charges last Friday against the driver of a silver Lexus that struck three Occupy DC protesters

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

protesters rejected a notice of removal on Monday and marched to City Hall to deliver a letter of protest.

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Protesters have vowed they will not leave voluntarily.

Quebec City Canada

Police carried out a raid that same day, carrying away firewood, tarps and other equipment.

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Occupy protesters have made a deal with authorities to temporarily relocate their camp to allow city officials to organize Remembrance Day ceremonies at the city’s main war memorial.

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 8 years ago

What's the gossip on those already arrested?

Have they all been release on bail?

Or released at all? Haven't heard anything here in Australia.

[-] 0 points by Rob (881) 8 years ago

oye, I need me some vegimite mate.

[-] 0 points by screwtheman (122) 8 years ago

Arrest them all. They are ruining NYC.

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 8 years ago

Well, someone has to do it.

Clearly the job vacancy was available.

[-] 1 points by screwtheman (122) 8 years ago

Put a job fair down there. That would get them out.

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 8 years ago

Occupy Melbourne, Sydney, or Brisbane?

Take your pick, buddy.