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The End Of Occupy Wall Street? Police Start Raiding Camps

November 30, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Looks like police and local governments are starting to reach the end of their patience with the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Police in riot gear moved in full force shortly after midnight in Philadelphia and Los Angeles to empty Occupy Wall Street camps that have been populated for over 2 months.  It appears that about 250 arrests in total were made mainly to people who refused to follow police orders and depart the grounds peacefully.

I have a few thoughts on this.  First, it’s about time.  If you’ve read anything I’ve written in the past you’ll know I’ve been quite vocal in my belief that the protests need to be dispersed.  I won’t go into all my reasons again but around the time that girls started getting sexually assaulted and people were getting shot I thought it was time to end.  Second, I’m just waiting for the stories of police brutality and police getting involved in their “peaceful protest”.  When the police give you a chance to leave peacefully, take it.  If you decide to stay in defiance of police orders, expect the worst.  It’s as simple as that.

It seems to me that the whole Occupy Wall Street movement is winding down.    The only real thing you hear about any more is the arrests or the police descending on the camps.  By this point, you’d think that the protests would generate some type of high level discussion or meetings with bank or government leaders but so far there has been none of that.  I think this is one of the drawbacks to really lacking an agenda.  While the protests get your voice heard without a real goal that you’re shooting for it’s hard to say that these protests have resulted in any real change.

What say you?  Were the police justified in breaking up the Occupy Wall Street camps or should protestors have been allowed to stay?  Feel free to comment below.

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  1. November 30, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    I think it is about time people voiced their opinions to the corporations and the politicians. I think that there is NO reason for the police brutality on Human beings, they are supposed to be unbiased and FOR the people. More people have been harmed by police assaults than by other humans, and the FEW that take this time to harm others via rape or other means, is NOT representative of the majority of PEACEFUL protests. And pepper spraying an 86 year old woman or a pregnant women, should have to stand and be peppered sprayed the next time they voice their opinions. THAT is the tragedy of it ALL . . .

    • December 1, 2011 at 9:58 am

      Yes, the bad apples spoiling the entire bunch has been a big problem for OWS.

  2. December 5, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    The authorities think they are so smart – they may be able to slow things down on the streets, but they will never catch up to us on the Internet; I see the Internet as being our main weapon in this revolution and I love it!
    Thanks for following my blog Dave.

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