Supposedly, according to Associated Press “Port of Oakland reopens after Wall Street protesters remove blockade that had shut down operations overnight”
They very much wish that Wall Street protestors had been able to shut down operations
Supposedly there was a general strike in Oakland yesterday, a strike, which, however, strangely only affected city operations.
But what in fact happened was revealed by the Police Association: according to to Police Officer’s Association, objecting to being police being choreographed as riot bad guys.:
the Administration issued a memo on Friday, October 28th to all City workers in support of the “Stop Work” strike scheduled for Wednesday, giving all employees, except for police officers, permission to take the day off.
So the Port of Oakland was only shut down because the city government shut it down, and as much of the city as they could. With all port workers given a day off, not much to blockade.
The protestors tweeted about buses transporting protestors, which leads me to suspect that the city unions then bused the city employees to the protest in city buses, though I don’t have direct proof of that:
The police officers also shed light on the protestors triumphant reoccupation of city property after being thrown out which much spectacular and photogenic violence, during which a protestor supposedly suffered brain damage after a blow to his head that caused only very minor bleeding.
On Tuesday, October 25th, we were ordered by Mayor Quan to clear out the encampments at Frank Ogawa Plaza and to keep protesters out of the Plaza. We performed the job that the Mayor’s Administration asked us to do, being fully aware that past protests in Oakland have resulted in rioting, violence and destruction of property.
Then, on Wednesday, October 26th, the Mayor allowed protesters back in – to camp out at the very place they were evacuated from the day before.
Evidently the purpose of Mayor’s order was not to remove the encampment, but to stage a Kent State Moment.
The officers also complain that the City Government is supplying astroturf:
The Mayor and her Administration are beefing up police presence for Wednesday’s work strike they are encouraging and even “staffing,”
The police officers complain that the city government’s behavior is “confusing”. To make sense of the confusion simply recall that the state is the left, and the left is the state. Leftism is the state at prayer, the ideology of the state, and the Ivy League its churches.