Occupy Santa Ana goes to Occupy LA eviction


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In just under three months, Occupy Wall Street has managed to become a full fledged movement in the U.S. and around the world. Last month, Time magazine wrote Occupy protesters have succeeded already by “changing the national conversation from a focus on the debt to one of income inequality, opportunity inequality and a system they say has left too many people without a voice.”

Occupy Los Angeles has the distinction of having been one of the largest and longest running occupations of the movement. The protesters had a good relationship with the city, however the string of crackdowns on occupiers across the country gave city officials a political opening to start removing demonstrators.

On the night of November 27, over 200 riot police showed up at Occupy LA. While protesters and media prepared for a raid, it never came. Instead, police officers instructed the crowd to stay off of the streets and on the sidewalk. Demonstrators celebrated when the majority of the police left in the early morning hours of Nov. 28.

However, it would only be less than 48 hours until the police moved in to evict.

Read more at my blog The Other Side of the Tracks


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