300 Barack Obama Endorsed Occupy Oakland Protesters Arrested after Violent Clash with Police … Protesters Assault Police Officers
Take a good look America at what President Barack Obama is endorsing.
In yesterdays confrontation with police, nearly 300 Occupy Oakland protesters. These protesting thugs stated their intention was to provoke officers and engage in illegal activity. That is exactly what took place. Most of the arrests were made when protesters ignored orders to leave and assaulted police officers.
Pics of protest in Oakland can be seen at the LA Times.
Dozens of police maintained a late-night guard around City Hall following daylong protests that resulted in 300 arrests. Occupy Oakland demonstrators broke into the historic building and burned a U.S. flag, as officers earlier fired tear gas to disperse people throwing rocks and tearing down fencing at a convention center.
Saturday’s protests — the most turbulent since Oakland police forcefully dismantled an Occupy encampment in November — came just days after the group said it planned to use a vacant building as a social center and political hub and threatened to try to shut down the port, occupy the airport and take over City Hall.
Comments from Mayor Jean Quan as Occupy Oakland protesters threw rocks, bottles and other objects at officers.
An exasperated Mayor Jean Quan, who faced heavy criticism for the police action last fall, called on the Occupy movement to “stop using Oakland as its playground.”
“People in the community and people in the Occupy movement have to stop making excuses for this behavior,” Quan said.
Protesters clashed with police throughout the day, at times throwing rocks, bottles and other objects at officers. Police responded by deploying smoke, tear gas and bean bag rounds, City Administrator Deanna Santanta said.
Oh yeah Barack Obama, these folks really represent the 99%, they represent anarchy and law breaking. Is that what Obama is endorsing? Some one might want to bring this up during the 2012 Presidential election.
UPDATE I: Arrests have now gone over 400 in Oakland. The Occupy protesters have so much to be proud of.
More than 400 anti-Wall Street protesters were arrested in Oakland during a night of skirmishes in which police fired tear gas and bean bag projectiles, the city said on Sunday, marking one of the biggest mass arrests since nationwide economic protests began last year.