“Occupy Oakland” protesters were given a notice by city officials Thursday to vacate Frank Ogawa Plaza, but the order was not enforced overnight and demonstrators say they don’t plan on leaving.The encampment, inspired by New York’s “Occupy Wall Street” protests, began with a large rally in the plaza on Oct. 10 and has grown into a miniature city with a series of tarps, tents, shelves and tables, as well as a library, children’s area and makeshift garden. Read More
As Occupy SF enters its second month, participants got a shot in the arm Wednesday evening from a man who has been on the other side of the aisle.Economist and activist Robert Reich showed up at Occupy SF’s Justin Herman Plaza camp to give the troops a pep talk, saying they are part of a movement that will change American society. Read More
Occupy SF protesters took their message directly to the police Wednesday evening when a group of the demonstrators attended the San Francisco Police Commission meeting.The protesters spoke during the public comment period of the commission, which is the citizen oversight agency of the San Francisco Police Department. Read More
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Occupy SF demonstrators were gathering peacefully in Justin Herman Plaza to eat and talk about what to do if San Francisco police attempt to clear the gathering tonight or Tuesday morning. Read More
A heated clash between San Francisco police and Occupy SF protesters led to five arrests Sunday night, as police moved to take down a new encampment.
Protesters set up tents at Justin Herman Plaza, across from the Ferry Building, on Saturday night. Police say the protestors were told all day Sunday to remove the tents, citing a violation of park code. The protesters refused to move the tents, police said. Read More
Ten days after police confiscated tents from protesters who were sleeping on the sidewalk in front of the Federal Reserve Bank on Market Street, Occupy SF has reassembled a camp at Justin Herman Plaza across from the Ferry Building.
Protester Colin Davis, 42, of Concord said the group decided to move most of its operations Saturday night, after spending a week discussing possible locations. Read More
In a phenomenon that may be unique to liberal San Francisco, mayoral candidates are jumping on the Occupy SF bandwagon. John Avalos and Joanna Rees have already visited the protesters’ downtown camp. Leland Yee marched with the occupation Saturday, and on Friday David Chiu stopped by for a chat with the 99 percent. Yee joined Occupy SF for a massive march to Civic Center Plaza on Saturday. Read More
Sneer though many of them did, liberals envied the success of the tea party in 2009 and 2010. Eager to embrace an authentic populist movement of their own, they have been buoyed by the results of a Time magazine poll this week, purporting to demonstrate that the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators, at 54 percent approval, are more popular than the tea party. Read More
If cost of policing is any indication, the Occupy SF movement is small potatoes compared to the flagship Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in New York City. Read More