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Occupy LA defies eviction order

by Rockero Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2011 at 12:19 AM
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Sunday, November 27-Monday, November 28, 2011
LOS ANGELES - Following Mayor Villaraigosa's eviction notice to the occupants of Solidarity Park, formerly known as City Hall Park, we received the call to support Occupy LA in case the eviction were actually carried forth.

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The air was rife with tension as a contingent from Occupy Riverside arrived in time for the general assembly. It was likely that there were 1000 present. The most important topic of discussion was what to do in the event of a raid.

After the GA many people took to the streets, some marching around the block, or holding rallies. What if this is the last night we have freedom? We seemed to realize that that might be the case, and took our last grab at every kind of freedom we could think of, perhaps to the point of breaking laws just for spite. In the street some people lit off small fireworks. In the park, people openly smoked cannabis. Some artists painted messages of resistance directly on City Hall and the police station. Liberty burgeoned.

At some point between 10 and 12, we realized that if the cops couldn't get to the park, they wouldn't be able to conduct the eviction, and so began occupying the streets surrounding the encampment. The intersection at 1st and Spring was occupied from 2:AM until 4:20, when the last traffic-sitter finally moved rather than be arrested.

The cops moved in, forming a line down the center of 1st. They moved north about six feet at a time, stopping before reaching the sidewalk. It was a bit tense as it seemed like there might be a showdown, with lines of cops faced off with lines of occupiers, but there were no incidents. Eventually, we went and sat down on the grass. Before I knew it, it was 6:30 and I was waking up to the news "the cops are gone!"

We had survived the night, encampment in tact.
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General assembly. The speaker in the center is Ron Kovic.
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General assembly
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Fireworks
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Meditation circle
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Burning US flag on top of "Fuck cops" graffito
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by Rockero Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2011 at 12:19 AM
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Move your feet! Occupy the street!
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Street art
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by Rockero Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2011 at 12:19 AM
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Work in progress
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by Rockero Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2011 at 12:19 AM
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"Smash colonialism" â’¶ on City Hall
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by Rockero Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2011 at 12:19 AM
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"Occupy Everything" on City Hall
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"Give me liberty or give me death" on the street
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by Rockero Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2011 at 12:19 AM
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"It's my right to be here" on the street
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by Rockero Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2011 at 12:19 AM
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"Fuck LAPD Murderers â’¶" on the police station!
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This brave soul decided to write "I'm Just Following Orders" in chalk right in front of the line of cops, and just as they were about to move up.
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by Rockero Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2011 at 12:19 AM
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Reading
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by Rockero Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2011 at 12:19 AM
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The "Occupy LA, Not Palestine" folks
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by Rockero Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2011 at 12:19 AM
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â’¶ Fuck Capitalism on City Hall
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