Yet another liberal mayor in a liberal city has ordered the end of the liberal protesters sleeping on the streets.
I guess Ed Lee is a member of the dreaded 1% or something.
Police this morning have dismantled the “Occupy SF” camp that was erected in October at Justin Herman Plaza along San Francisco’s Embarcadero, according to an Occupy SF member.
Ryan, who declined to give his last name, said riot police arrived around 2 a.m. and announced campers had five minutes to clear out of the plaza.
“That left no time to get personal objects,” he said.
Poor things. No time to collect their crack pipes and syringes.
Meanwhile, back east, the crime-ridden Occupy Hartford camp was also dismantled.
Occupy Hartford becomes the latest of the Occupy movements to face eviction, following Mayor Pedro Segarra’s memo this morning asking the small group, which has been camping at “Turning Point Park” since early October, to leave.
The fewer than 20 members who were living at the site at the corner of Broad Street and Asylum Avenue appeared cooperative Tuesday afternoon, despite one arrest, as they pulled down their tents and packed up their duffle bags.
Segarra’s memo cited reports of “violence and drug use,” and he gave group members a deadline of 6 p.m. today to leave or risk arrest. “While I respect the right of every citizen to organize, petition and protest, the reports of violence and drug use have detracted from the original message of the movement,” Segarra wrote. “Therefore, I am requesting an orderly end to the encampment.”