The eviction seems to be proceeding smoothly. There will be an undetermined number of “residents” leftover after the exodus, but the concern for LAPD will likely be those who arrive for the festivities from elsewhere. There have been unconfirmed reports of groups hostile to LAPD that see this as an opportunity to be exploited, much like the group that broke off in Oakland going on a vandalism junket apart from the main body of demonstrators.
We need your help, If you open this blog you will see a list of ustream channels that were broadcasting live during the raid, I need all eyes on deck! Watch the saved videos from the raid last night, and send us links to which video, and what time (time stamp) during the video violence happened. I have many unconfirmed reports, and we need to go through this footage, as well as the footage from mainstream media, photos and news reports.
It is the morning of the 58th day of Occupy Los Angeles. I am not physically at the occupation, but my heart still is. We were scheduled to go to a conference, which will lead to making a stronger network for all occupy cities. I know some people on the ground in Los Angeles are unhappy I left, not realizing I am of more use on the ground continuing to work and lend support, then I would be protesting and put in jail. I am currently waiting on the results of Councilman Rosenthals call for a temporary hold.
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."
Mayor Villaraigosa served notice on Friday that Occupy Los Angeles is no longer welcome, the occupiers asked to leave by 12:01 AM Monday morning. This of course, caused angst and consternation amongst the occupiers, but it was by no means a surprise to anyone who has been following the news.
"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."
I write this blog speaking for myself and no one else.
Today is day 55 of Occupy Los Angeles, and we are now facing eviction in the coming week. Today is known to many as "Thanksgiving" but the holiday as it is known to many is a farce. So instead today we celebrate "Giving Thanks" along side our indigenous committee.