After relentless police raids on the downtown encampments of Occupy SF, the once-mighty tent city has dwindled to only a handful of daytime protesters outside the Federal Reserve Bank on Market Street. But mavens of the highly publicized movement against U.S. wealth inequity say they have another idea in store — Occupy 2.0. Read More
Thousands of protesters who have gathered at the Port of Oakland are holding a general assembly meeting Monday night to decide whether to extend the port blockade through the early morning. Read More
Occupy Wall Street protesters are planning to shut down ports up and down the West Coast on Monday in a bid to gum up the engines of global commerce.
Protest groups in cities such as Oakland; Los Angeles; San Diego; Portland, Ore.; Tacoma, Wash.; Seattle; Anchorage; and Vancouver plan to blockade their local ports. Read More
Although San Francisco’s sit-lie law has been used only sparingly against the problematic vagrants who were its intended target, the regulation is now the latest police enforcement tool for dealing with the sidewalk dwellers of the Occupy SF movement.
The law prohibits sitting or lying on The City’s public sidewalks between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., with certain exceptions for First Amendment practices such as participating in a demonstration. Read More
All was quiet along the Embarcadero on Thursday evening, less than 24 hours after police and members of the OccupySF encampment engaged in a standoff.
Several dozen members remain at the Federal Reserve building at 101 Market Street, where the occupation began in September and had since moved to Justin Herman Plaza to accommodate the growing support of the movement. Read More
San Francisco cops have shown "tremendous restraint" in their recent scuffles with Occupy SF protesters, police Chief Greg Suhr declared Wednesday night.
During a Police Commission meeting, Suhr defended the dozens of arrests made early Wednesday during and after the 1 a.m. raid on the Justin Herman Plaza encampment.
More than 100 officers carried out the raid on the approximately 150 protesters, Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More
Congratulations to Mayor Ed Lee for finally clearing out the Occupy San Francisco encampment from Justin Herman Plaza, some two months after the protest started. Our patient mayor has bent over backward to accommodate the demonstrators, including offering them space in the Mission district. Read More
After Occupy SF tents were cleared from Justin Herman Plaza late Wednesday night, San Francisco police had to chase off protesters who tried to set up camp again early Thursday, according to media reports. Read More
The City has spent nearly $1 million and counting on controlling and cleaning up after the Occupy SF movement that for two months called Justin Herman Plaza home — until police kicked everyone out during an early morning raid Wednesday. Read More
San Francisco officials showed great restraint in dealing with the local Occupy movement, something you might expect when about half of its elected leaders spent quality time squatting in the Embarcadero camp. Yet now that the mayor and police have finally acted on their threat to remove the tent city for a host of legal, health and safety violations, the general reaction isn’t outrage, but one of widespread relief. Read More