Occupy Oakland successfully disrupted a meeting where city officials were considering an ordinance that would have banned demonstrators from using weapons such as clubs, hammers and shields. During the meeting, demonstrators cursed, yelled and made statements that could easily be perceived as threats against city leaders. Occupy protesters were reportedly concerned that a weapons ban would leave them defenseless against police violence. Go To Site

The unwillingness of authorities to put a stop to their organized disruptions of other people's lives, their trespassing, vandalism and violence is a de facto suspension, if not repeal, of the 14th Amendment's requirement that the government provide "equal protection of the laws" to all its citizens. How did the "Occupy" movement acquire such immunity from the laws that the rest of us are expected to obey? Simply by shouting politically correct slogans and calling themselves representatives of the 99% against the 1%. But just when did the 99% elect them as their representatives?... -Thomas Sowell Go To Site

“If you are hungry and are in need of a meal, we will serve you as long as you do not disrupt the occupiers,” said Michele Watson Go To Site

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A post on the church’s website says the “decision was made out of an abundance of caution as we continue to face safety issues arising from the sidewalk camp in front of Trinity Church.” A group called “Occupy Trinity Wall Street Church” – which labels itself as “An action of Occupy Wall Street” – set up a makeshift camp on the sidewalk in front of the church... The church said some 1,200 people attended last year’s Halloween celebration and that it’s been held for the last eight years.

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(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - Without running water or working toilets, the crowded anti-Wall Street encampments across the country are not the most pleasant-smelling places to live. Nor are they quiet, with drumming and chanting echoing through the air at all hours of the night. That's why police and neighbors in some cities are starting to lose patience with the protesters, who are preparing to settle in for the winter months.

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The sprawling Occupy Boston encampment in downtown has forced the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy to call off a food fest long planned for this weekend. The “Greenway Mobile Food Fest” set for Saturday has been canceled and won’t be held until the spring, the conservancy announced today.

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BOSTON -- A Boston Police Department website was hacked. At least 2,000 names and passwords have been posted online. The group claiming responsibility said they support the Occupy Boston movement.

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It seemed a gesture of Christian tolerance when a clergyman at St Paul’s Cathedral told police to allow anti-capitalist protesters camped outside to continue their demonstration.... But the alliance appeared to be faltering yesterday as St Paul’s closed for the first time since the Blitz, claiming it had no choice because of the dangers posed by the growing numbers on its doorstep... Protesters described the decision as a “shame” and voted to ignore the plea.

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Attempting to emulate the Occupy Wall Street protests, Washington activists and some out-of-town guests set themselves the lofty goal of occupying the Hart Senate Office Building. “We are there to shut the place down!” organizer David Swanson told his small band of followers. But how to do this with only a few dozen demonstrators? Well, Swanson said, they could push all the buttons on the elevators — the way naughty children sometimes do in apartment buildings. “There are people who are wanting to go into the elevators and fill them and not get out and push all the buttons,” he said. “If you like that, do it.”

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The Occupy Wall Street protests enters its third week today, following hundreds of arrests in New York late Saturday night. More than 700 demonstrators were arrested as the protests spread to the Brooklyn Bridge, closing down a lane of traffic for hours, New York City police said.

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A group of activists says it has taken over a tract of University of California at Berkeley-owned land on the Berkeley-Albany border and plans to plant seedlings and convert the land to agricultural use. The group Occupy the Farm took over the property known as the Gill Tract, at San Pablo Avenue and Marin Avenue, this afternoon, and plans to stay overnight, group members said. Activists described the property as "the last remaining 10 acres of Class I agricultural soil in the urbanized East Bay," and noted that the university plans to sell the property for a retail development.

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San Francisco commuters faced an unexpected delay when trying to get home on San Francisco’s BART subway system. Specifically, a protester calling himself Michael jumped on the train tracks and began railing against everything from Wells Fargo to the police. “I’m tired and I represent over 99 percent of Americans, middle class workers who are tired of seeing their money taken by franchises like, oh, international banking franchises like Wells Fargo and Bank of America..."

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Last Sunday OccupySF embarked on a long-planned action: To seize and occupy a building belonging to the Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco and turn it into an anarchist commune that would serve as the Occupy movement’s local headquarters: "This action on Sunday is not a temporary protest, but a permanent occupation intended to establish a social center. We will transform this vacant building into a productive and vibrant space, just as we did in the plaza occupation, and we wish others to take similar actions and more."

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Demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street movement threw condoms on Catholic schoolgirls, refused to allow a Catholic priest to give a closing prayer, and shouted down a pro-life speaker at a Rhode Island right to life rally on Thursday, according to its organizer. The event marked the third time protesters associated with the movement have disrupted a pro-life meeting in a week.

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WASHINGTON - Two smoke bombs were apparently thrown over the White House fence as an "Occupy" protest grew feisty Tuesday evening, FOX News Channel reported. The White House was put into partial lockdown as a result, after the devices were found on the North Lawn.

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President Barack Obama’s administration has ordered the United States Coast Guard to protect grain ships at the Port of Longview from violent “Occupy” protesters and dockworker union members, according to a local news report.

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Heady with their successful attempts to block trucks and curb business at busy ports up and down the West Coast, some Occupy Wall Street protesters plan to continue their blockades and keep staging similar protests despite requests to stop because they're hurting wage earners. Thousands of demonstrators forced shipping terminals in Oakland, Calif., Portland, Ore., and Longview, Wash., to halt parts of their operations Monday.

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Rush hour was jammed in Seattle on Thursday evening as hundreds of Occupy Seattle and union protesters occupied University Bridge.

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It was a wild day in lower Manhattan for most everyone involved, including elementary school children who had to brave the mayhem just to get to class on the other side of Wall Street... “These guys are terrorists, yelling at little kids,” one father said.

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Hundreds of anti-Wall Street demonstrators blocked a downtown Los Angeles street on Thursday, snarling traffic on surrounding freeways before police moved in to make arrests and break up the rally. Protesters first marched through the Los Angeles financial district, chanting "Occupy the Freeways, Occupy the U.S.A.", and then a small group stood in a circle and held hands on a major downtown street, blocking it, before police advanced.

Port officials said in a statement they hope to resume operations Thursday "and that Port workers will be allowed to get to their jobs without incident. Continued missed shifts represent economic hardship for maritime workers, truckers, and their families, as well as lost jobs and lost tax revenue for our region." Go To Site

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Angry over all-day drumming, people urinating and defecating on the streets and verbal attacks from protesters, organizers say they will rally at City Hall Monday to send officials a message. "Laws are clearly being violated and we simply want them enforced," Lower Manhattan resident Linda Gertsman told NBC New York.

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Frustrated residents and business owners near the Occupy Wall Street headquarters downtown met Thursday night, complaining that the gathering has sent their quality of life into rapid decline. Health and sanitation issues, public safety dangers and high noise levels were among the top grievances of neighbors at the packed Community Board 1 meeting.

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Traffic in Westwood was badly snarled Wednesday afternoon because of a student protest and street sit-in against the cost of higher education and the banking industry's purported role in it.

After a march by about 200 protesters from the UCLA campus, several of them sat down in the busy intersection of Westwood and Wilshire boulevards and refused to move for about an hour. The result was traffic chaos in Westwood, which otherwise is clogged because of construction on the 405 Freeway that runs along its western border.

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For years this plaza in the heart of Sacramento has been a homeless hide-away. But some just want the Occupy group to go away: “I just wish they’d give us our park back,” one homeless woman says.

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A business owner near the Occupy Wall Street encampment claims she has been repeatedly harassed and threatened with bodily harm by protesters after she and her employees refused to give in to their outlandish demands. “I’ve been told, ‘Watch your back!’ 10 times,” Stacey Tzortzatos, owner of Panini & Co. Breads, located across from Zuccotti Park, told The Post yesterday. She and her employees are terrified by the constant threats, which she said began after she demanded the protesters stop using her shop’s restroom as a place to bathe every day.

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Police issued citations to 43 protesters after they blocked an intersection near the city’s Federal Plaza in protest of possible cuts to federal programs.

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OAKLAND (CBS SF)– Occupy Oakland organizers said Monday that they are calling for work stoppages, school walkouts and the closure of banks and corporations during a general strike and mass day of action that’s planned for Wednesday.

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Occupy Oakland protesters claimed victory after they shut down one of the nation's busiest shipping ports - escalating a movement whose tactics had largely been limited to marches, rallies and camps. In a five-hour stand-off protesters vandalised businesses and smashed bank windows, as they tried to shut down the city - and police appeared to respond using tear gas and flash bang grenades.

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The conflict came hours after thousands of Occupy Oakland protesters marched on the Port of Oakland, disrupting operations at the nation’s fifth largest port and causing all maritime operations in the city to be shut down.

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The San Francisco Police Commission got up and walked out after "Occupy SF" protesters disrupted Wednesday night's meeting.

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NEW YORK -- When New York City schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott stood up to face a full Seward Park High School auditorium on the Lower East Side Tuesday evening, he found himself confronted by the shrill sound of the "people's mic," a consensus-building tactic that has become a hallmark of the Occupy Wall Street protests.

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Activists from the ongoing occupation in lower Manhattan called "Occupy Wall Street" infiltrated an art auction at the famous Sotheby's auction house and gallery

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

After hours of discussion, Occupy Portland demonstrators voted to keep Main Street closed with the exception of buses, bikes and emergency vehicles. The decision came late Wednesday with 90 percent consensus from the group, which has been camped at Chapman Square for nearly a week.

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The sprawling Occupy Boston encampment in downtown has forced the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy to call off a food fest long planned for this weekend. The “Greenway Mobile Food Fest” set for Saturday has been canceled and won’t be held until the spring, the conservancy announced today.

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Now, the Coast Guard is warning all staff working on Atlantic Avenue to avoid those protesters while in uniform.

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"They are defecating on our doorsteps," fumed Catherine Hughes, a member of Community Board 1 and a stay at home mom who has the misfortune of living one block from the chaos. "A lot of people are very frustrated. A lot of people are concerned about the safety of our kids."

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TriMet says the Occupy Portland blockade of SW Main Street has disrupted eight bus lines for several days. On Wednesday, Portland police and Mayor Sam Adams said the time had come for protestors to stop blocking the downtown street. But the barricades remain up. Many of the Wall Street protestors say they want the street reopened. As one told me today, "No millionaires are riding the bus."

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Police reopened the Brooklyn Bridge Saturday evening after more than 700 anti-Wall Street protesters were arrested for blocking traffic lanes and attempting an unauthorized march across the span.