Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Two more Occupy! encampments shut down

Encampments in Boston and San Francisco were the latest targets for police raids in the ongoing fight to shut down the Occupy! protesters across the country.

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who ordered the encampment shut down, did offer this doublespeak when questioned:
 "In the interest of public safety, ultimately we had to act. We did so with patience and respect. I also want to recognize the people of Occupancy, Occupy Boston, they shined a much needed light, still needed, on the growing economic inequality in this country. In the end, they also acted with restraint. I thank them for that."
That seems the equivalent of saying "Goodbye, and don't let the door hit you," as you slam it shut.

In San Francisco, the cat-and-mouse game between protesters and police continued when the newest encampment was raided on Sunday morning.

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