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OccupySF Resists Raid by Police and City Workers After Midnight, 10/6/11: photos, 1 of 2
by dave id
Thursday Oct 6th, 2011 4:58 PM
In solidarity with Occupy Wall Street in New York, for nearly three weeks demonstrators have been occupying financial areas in San Francisco, starting at the Bank of America building on September 17th and later moving to the the Federal Reserve Bank. On the evening of October 5th, after hundreds marched throughout downtown earlier in the day, the San Francisco police department delivered a letter to occupiers declaring that "this encampment is a violation of law." At 1:15am, police in riot gear moved in to create a line between occupiers and their supplies. SF Department of Public Work's employees then pulled up trucks on Market Street and began to clear out the site, taking the camp kitchen, tents, furniture, and more. After the first DPW truck was full of occupiers' property but had not yet left the scene, occupiers began to take wooden pallets and other items not yet confiscated to build a barricade in front of the line of trucks. Garbage cans, orange cones, tables, other urban debris, and even metal police barricades were gathered from the area and brought in to reinforce the sides and back of the enclosure around police and the DPW workers. In effect, the DPW trucks were kettled by demonstrators. Police opened up the enclosure around the back end of the DPW convoy in order to allow the trucks to escape down Main Street away from Market. Demonstrators physically placed themselves in front of the departing trucks repeatedly on Main Street. Police dragged away those who chose to sit or lie in front of the trucks and assaulted other demonstrators with clubs and by shoving them over. One person was arrested on Main Street after having been assaulted with a nightstick. Charges and status of arrestee are unknown.
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For more information:
§Land of the Thief - Home of the Slave
by dave id Thursday Oct 6th, 2011 4:58 PM
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§Kitchen Wish List
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(don't steal our kitchen)
§Reading material
by dave id Thursday Oct 6th, 2011 4:58 PM
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Saved from confiscation by being removed from the site before raid
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§Accordion
by dave id Thursday Oct 6th, 2011 4:58 PM
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§Environmentally responsible recycling
by dave id Thursday Oct 6th, 2011 4:58 PM
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§Unsigned notice of illegal encampment from SFPD
by dave id Thursday Oct 6th, 2011 4:58 PM

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§Occupiers meet to discuss the situation
by dave id Thursday Oct 6th, 2011 4:58 PM
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§Some gather in mediation circle
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§Some pack up more valuable items to prevent confiscation
by dave id Thursday Oct 6th, 2011 4:58 PM
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§Police move in - SFPD You are Part of the 99%
by dave id Thursday Oct 6th, 2011 4:58 PM
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§Department of Public Works trucks pull up
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§Peace Love
by dave id Thursday Oct 6th, 2011 4:58 PM
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§Solidarity - Occupy Everything
by dave id Thursday Oct 6th, 2011 4:58 PM
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§DPW removing kitchen items
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§DPW removing tent with contents in it
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SF DPW workers have a lot of related experience clearing out homeless encampments.
§Photos continued
by dave id Thursday Oct 6th, 2011 5:44 PM

OccupySF Resists Raid by Police and City Workers After Midnight, 10/6/11: photos, 2 of 2
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/06/18692436.php