By Wyatt Earp | November 3, 2011
This may shock you, but the Occupy Oakland toads yesterday, blocking streets, lighting bonfires, and vandalizing businesses.
Meanwhile, their uber-liberal mayor has sided with the animals and let city workers leave their jobs to join the protests. All except the police, who were brought in on their days off to handle the mayor’s “friends.”
Police have used tear gas and “flash bang” grenades on a large crowd of demonstrators that lit a massive bonfire in the streets of downtown Oakland, in a conflict following a day of action that saw the city’s port closed after demonstrators blocked it.
Dozens of police in riot gear advanced on protesters who had pushed together several large metal and plastic trash bins to start a fire that reached 15 feet in the air. Police reportedly warned protesters to clear out before firing several rounds of tear gas and “flash bang” grenades.
The best part of this story is how the media is portraying the Oakland PD: as thugs. When the sh*t hits the fan – and it will, very soon – the same media will be demanding that the police clamp down on these criminals a.s.a.p. The irony; it burns.
And remember, the president thinks these Occupy protesters are no different than the Tea Party.
Several banks were vandalized and a dozen windows were shattered at the Wells Fargo branch, while an area of Whole Foods was vandalized after rumors spread that employees who participated in the strike would be fired, according to ABC News affiliate KGO.
I must have missed the rioting and destruction of public properties at the Tea Party rallies, although it was probably covered up the conservative media. For her part, scumbag Mayor Jean Quan issued a statement after the events. Brace yourself.
“Literally thousands of people have demonstrated today in Oakland primarily peacefully. We are disappointed that a small group created some vandalism,” she said. “It looks like this was a good day for demonstrators and for the 99 percent movement.”
Sure it was, because they got what they wanted; wanton violence excused by the mayor of Oakland. I’ll try really hard to give a crap when these people burn the city down.