Was there a collective effort by mayors across the country to shutdown Occupy camps?
It would appear so, according to a BBC interview with the Mayor of Oakland, Jean Quan.
“I was on a conference call with 18 cities across the country that had the same situation what had started as political movement and a political encampment ended up being an encampment that was no longer neutral to the beliefs of the people that started it,” she said.
Here is a list of similar clampdowns in recent days across America:
-Police in riot gear arrested 50 people as they cleared a protest camp in Portland, Oregon on Sunday evening.
-Police in Burlington, Vermont, evicted demonstrators on Sunday, days after a military veteran shot himself dead inside a tent at their camp.
-Encampments in the cities of Denver, Colorado, and Salt Lake City, Utah, were cleared on Saturday.
-Lawyers for Occupy St. Louis in Missouri plan to take their bid to regain their downtown campsite to federal court on Tuesday after it was also cleared on Saturday.
Mayor Quan’s casual remark seems to imply clearly that city officials across the country are coordinating raids against the Occupy movement.
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