Many people did not want to see the Occupation of L.A. come to an end. It is was the last big city occupation still intact. I believe some people are afraid the movement will end, as the occupations were the symbols of our collective anger and distress. This direction of thinking leads to a defeatist attitude. I think Occupy has already accomplished much: I feel it has given a message to the American people, and indeed to Humans in every nation across the planet.
It was obvious that some sort of political shift occurred when it was learned that the City of Los Angeles would be assessed $58 million in fees if the Responsible Banking Resolution passed. The Central City Commission which includes heavyweights like Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Bank of the West, U.S. Trust and the Los Angeles Times made it clear that the message of protesters was not good for business in Downtown Los Angeles or anywhere else. So how does the CCA reward those that are subject to their “lobbying” efforts?
LOS ANGELES - “Los Angeles police used nearly a dozen undercover detectives to infiltrate the Occupy LA encampment before this week's raid to gather information on the anti-Wall Street protesters' intentions, according to media reports Friday.”
"The movement is at a crossroads," the mayor said. "It is time for Occupy LA to move from holding a particular patch of park land to spreading the message of economic justice and signing more people up for the push to restore the balance to American society."
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.