Stumbling into an action is dangerous. Within five short minutes, DC Metropolitan Police shows up. Whenever Occupy does something, the cops have to be there. Filthy fucking bastards.
Six tents are set up, completely empty, and completely legal. The homeless follow the same law, and Occupy is now among the homeless. Where can Occupy pitch a tent? As the now homeless, the parks now a state of INSOMNIA, homes need to be made somewhere, so as occupiers, why not in front of a Merril Lynch building? Take a stand, protest, and find a place to sleep for the night.
Not so, says the actually confused Police Force, 11 cars, 17 cops, including a paddy wagon. Two hours of confusion, as all actions by peaceful occupiers and jovial cops were being streamed live from many phones, and I had the only Press Pass, which was respected.
Civil Disobediance winning, however, the Metro Police win out. No doubt the occupiers won out, given the police presence, the community turnout, but there were arrests, currently being fought. Two occupiers were arrested, from an 1880 statute prohibiting camping, the tents confiscated put in an uncovered truck to be blown into the streets, yet Occupy is determined to win the fight. Ocupy is not going away. Every day Occupy is in DC is an affront to the Feds, the City of DC, annd a positive movement for everyone. Occupy exists on the idea we are here to make a better world, with anarchist ideals, for the better. Anarchy is not a violent ideal. Do some research. Excuse them, they are trying to change the world. It will be messy. <3
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