Occupy L.A.: Decamped but Not Deterred
Posted on Dec 1, 2011
Despite being swarmed and ejected by LAPD officers early Wednesday morning, members of the Occupy movement’s Los Angeles contingent are regrouping and figuring out how to put their collective power to best use in other similar demonstrations in the future. —KA
KTLA via Chicago Tribune:
With the ‘Occupy L.A.’ encampment at City Hall over, organizers say they will not be silenced and are planning future protests.
Organizers say more short-lived encampments might spring up at various locations, including banks, the homes of bank executives, or even golf courses and country clubs.
The leaders of ‘Occupy L.A.’ issued this statement on Wednesday:
“We call upon all sisters and brothers of the occupy movement to speak out against the use of intimidation, force and political power to break up peaceful occupations and repress or criminalize the exercise of our 1st Amendment rights.”
Flickr / Neon Tommy (CC-BY-SA)
Neon Tommy’s Didi Beck snapped this photo of an Occupy L.A. tent with posterboard signage on Oct. 6.