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Over the weekend, police arrested Occupy participants in a number of
cities. In Washington, DC, law enforcement moved in on McPherson Square
after occupiers made progress on construction of a barn-like shelter.
Although some activists climbed on top of the wooden frame to try to
save it, police used a cherry picker and inflatable cushion to get them
down. The wooden frame was torn down, but tents remain. Police arrested
more than 30. In Portland, Oregon, riot police arrested more than a
dozen people attempting to re-establish a new encampment. A handful of
people were arrested in Nashville, Tennessee and Bowling Green, Ohio.
And, following a 24-hour long Occupy Broadway event in New York City,
several hunger strikers were arrested twice within twelve hours,
according to the Village Voice. They’re trying to pressure a downtown
church to let them use a vacant lot to serve as the new location of
Occupy Wall Street. In California, Occupy San Francisco and Oakland are
turning their attention to the housing crisis. On Saturday, Occupy San
Francisco marched through neighborhoods condemning banks and landlords
that exploit homeowners and renters. This week, Occupy Oakland will do
the same. In Santa Cruz, protesters with the group "Occupy Everything"
ended their four-day long occupation of the Wells Fargo Bank Building.
They had hoped to turn the space into a community center. FSRN’S Judith
Scherr has the story.
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