Oakland City Hall was set to reopen Monday after municipal employees worked to clean up damage they said was caused over the weekend by Occupy protesters, about 400 of whom were arrested following clashes with police in this Northern California city.The City of Oakland is getting what it deserves. They babied this movement and allowed it to violate numerous city ordinances all in the name of "freedom of protest and assembly", and now that they've finally grown tired of this silly game, putting the genie back in the bottle isn't going to be easy. The city now has a whole collection of spoiled brats who aren't going to give up their city-granted freedoms very easily. And with solidarity protests breaking out in other cities, like L.A., we appear to have some more temper tantrums to work through before this movement finally dies.
The mass arrests, described by police as the largest in city history, appear to have injected new life into the Occupy movement as protesters in a number of American and European cities took to the streets Sunday to express their solidarity with the Occupy Oakland group.
"The Occupy movement will respond, as we have always responded: With an overwhelming show of collective resistance," Occupy Wall Street said in a statement posted on its website.
Monday, January 30, 2012
How do you know when your leftist protest movement is past its expiration date? When lefty cities like Oakland have finally had enough: