Occupy costs Oakland tons in damages
For weeks the protests had waned, with only a smattering of people taking to Oakland's streets for occasional marches that bore little resemblance to the headline-grabbing Occupy demonstrations of last fall.The Occupy movement even made obscene statements like "F*** the police", and while most of the MSM may have begun distancing itself from the movement it first endorsed, Media Matters has continued to apologize for them.
Then came Saturday, which started peacefully enough—a midday rally at City Hall and a march. But hours later, the scene near downtown Oakland had dramatically deteriorated: clashes punctuated by rock and bottle throwing by protesters and volleys of tear gas from police, and a City Hall break-in that left glass cases smashed, graffiti spray-painted on walls and an American flag burned.
More than 400 people were arrested on charges ranging from failure to disperse to vandalism, police spokesman Sgt. Jeff Thomason said. At least three officers and one protester were injured.
I hope most other people with common sense are going to stay far away from such vulgar, repellant people and teach their children not to get involved with politicized movements like OWS.