It appears to be a leaderless organization with multiple representatives and no discernible agenda. No, I’m not talking about Occupy SF; I’m referring to The City’s leadership in dealing with Occupy SF. Read More
The transient population in Golden Gate Park has dropped since Occupy SF set up camp at Justin Herman Plaza in October, according to San Francisco police.
A cop who works the beat in Golden Gate Park reported Friday that fewer people have been camping in the park at night, Park Police Station Capt. Denis O’Leary said. Read More
Historians might someday call it the Battle of the Barricades.
Complete chaos nearly broke out Thursday between Occupy SF campers and police, but after a long day, cops and demonstrators both walked away with few injuries or arrests. Read More
The tents at Occupy SF remained in place at Justin Herman Plaza on Thursday despite a noon deadline given to the protesters to remove the encampment.
The City issued the deadline to the protesters Wednesday, saying they had until noon to remove the tents from the plaza that sits across the street from the Ferry Building in downtown San Francisco. Read More
Nationwide, Americans are angry about the economy, unemployment and economic inequality. The Occupy demonstrations in New York, San Francisco and many other cities have spotlighted these concerns and sparked heated dialogue about the many economic and social challenges facing our cities and our nation. Such discussion and debate is warranted. But Occupy San Francisco has become too expansive, dangerous and damaging to continue in its current form. Read More
A man who bystanders say choked a dog at the Occupy SF encampment in Justin Herman Plaza was beat up by an angry mob Wednesday afternoon. Read More
It was decision time Tuesday night for the campers of Occupy SF, after Department of Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru made them an offer to stay put and risk additional police raids or move to an abandoned school in the Mission district.
The decision: We’re not moving.
During the group’s nightly general assembly, members made it clear they would not accept the offer. Read More
Despite losing the battle for Market Street, Occupy SF protesters have vowed to continue the war against economic inequality. But with winter on its way, the residents of Justin Herman Plaza may be facing a more persistent foe than the Police Department. Read More
Occupy SF protesters on Sunday continued to defy city orders to stop camping in front of the Federal Reserve Bank — literally taking to the street to air their grievances after tents were removed and people were arrested early in the morning.
Demonstrators set up tents and hunkered down in the middle of Market Street in front of the bank beginning at 4:30 p.m., chanting slogans as police stood by. Read More
The Department of Public Works cleared out a section of Justin Herman Plaza early Saturday afternoon, revealing the Occupy San Francisco camp’s underbelly of soiled cardboard, trash and feces smeared on the grass.
On a cement barrier previously blocked by a tent, someone had spray painted, “Please don’t pee.” Read More