The Tree People were the last casualties of the LAPD midnight raid. They were finally removed with bean bags in what turned out to be the most dramatic event of the evening. Despite the fact that more than 200 people were arrested, there wasn't much in the way of violent confrontations. Over a thousand LAPD officers remaining calm and reserved throughout.
Not much activity over night. The cops didn't make any sort of advance on the remaining occupiers at City Hall. Turns our there were five plaintiffs in the federal lawsuit filed on behalf of those who became residents for 58 days. Mario Brito, Matt Ward, Jim Lafferty and two others (Kat and Jessie) made the civil complaint against the city, the mayor and LAPD.
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- "A man collapsed while doing some Black Friday shopping in a crowded store, and people nearby continued to shop . . . Witnesses tell WSAZ.com some shoppers walked around and even over the man's body."
"The idea is simple, hit the corporations that corrupt and control American politics where it hurts, their profits," the group's Facebook page reads, describing Black Friday as the "one day where the mega-corporations blatantly dictate our actions."
The 50-day point was passed, but will the Occupy Los Angeles encampment last another 50? And if not, what will cause the disbursement of more than 500 people at a given time? Will it be the city council, the cops, the fire marshal? Or will the Occupation Movement suffer from apathy or fatigue or buckle under the pressure of the elements, the lack of food and shelter during the winter?