That would be the police union:
Boston police move in on protesters on Greenway, scores arrested
Boston police moved in and began arresting scores of Occupy Boston protesters who refused to leave a large part of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway early this morning.
At 1:20 a.m., the first riot police officers lined up on Atlantic Avenue. Minutes later, dozens of sheriff vans and police wagons arrived and over 200 officers in uniforms and riot gear surrounded the Greenway.
Police Superintendent William Evans and Commissioner Edward F. Davis watched from across the street. Evans gave the crowd two minutes to disperse from the park, warning that they would be locked up if they did not comply.
The crowd of protesters, energized by the sudden appearance of the Boston and Transit police officers, chanted, ‘‘The people united will never be defeated,’’ “This is a peaceful protest,” and “the whole world is watching.’’
About 10 minutes later, the first officers entered the park and surrounded the group. Evans, using a loudspeaker, gave one more warning and then each protester was individually put on his or her stomach, cable-tied, and dragged off as others tore down tents and arrested and detained people on the fringe of the park.
About 100 people were arrested, Davis said. One police officer was hit in the face.
According to police, no protesters or police were injured.
In the early morning hours on Tuesday, Boston, Seattle, Dallas, St. Louis, and Atlanta police departments reportedly moved in on “Occupy” demonstrator camps. Twitter has been lit up with various accounts of police confrontations in these cities.
There is a reason these things take place during the early morning hours. That’s because in each place, overnight camping is prohibited. Over the weekend Sacramento and San Francisco took similar actions.
My question is what is the point of the overnight camping? Couldn’t these protests achieve the same effect if they were held daily at the same locations?
Report: Protesters to target Rupert Murdoch, David Koch
Occupy Wall Street protesters planned to march to the homes of five New York billionaires Tuesday to protest the expiration of the state’s millionaire’s tax.
Organizers are planning to protest at the homes of JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, businessman David Koch, hedge fund manager John Paulson, real estate developer Howard Milstein and News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch, according to CNN Money.
The protesters plan to present oversize checks at each home to illustrate how much less the billionaires will pay after New York’s two percent tax on millionaires expires on Dec. 31.
“While everyone else is struggling and being asked to make sacrifices to get through the economic downturn, these folks are actually being given more money to line their pockets,” Occupy Wall Street spokesman Doug Forand told the amNewYork newspaper. “They live in luxury — these folks don’t need a tax break.”
The demonstrators plan to leave their established zone of “occupation” at Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan and travel uptown to 59th street near Central Park, where they will start their march just after noon.
The march is planned by groups associated with the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations – UnitedNY, the Strong Economy for All coalition, the Working Families Party and New York Communities for change.
The plan has “This won’t end well” written all over it.
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