Occupy Oops!

Apparently the Denver Occuzombies tried to disrupt a meeting of conservative bloggers called BlogCon 2011. The protesters were outnumbered by wingnuts who quickly swarmed them and shouted them down.

Ed Morrissey:

The clash erupted before I had a chance to get too close to the Occupiers themselves. They were briefly in sight, but got swallowed up by the BlogCon attendees. Frankly, the BlogCon response overwhelmed whatever the protesters tried to say — with chants of “Mike check!” and “We paid for your student loans!”, among others, the Occupiers got roundly shouted down. At one point, the entire BlogCon contingent in the lobby started chanting, “We want the dog!”, a reference to the elected leader of Occupy Denver — a pooch named Shelby.

I’m not sure what prompted the arrest. The police arrived, apparently at the request of the hotel, when the two sides began their loud clash. We have been informed that the hotel cannot keep the Occupiers out of the lobby, thanks to anti-discrimination law, but they can keep them out of our conference rooms — and hopefully the corridors of the hotel. Fortunately, access to the elevators depend on having a room key, so we’re probably safe enough. We’ll update the post as events transpire, but hopefully the Occupiers will satisfy themselves with protesting on the sidewalk, which is their right.

Unable to find any old ladies they could push down the stairs, the protesters retreated.

Could this be a sign that another “Hard Hats vs. Hippies” counterprotest is coming?

By noon, more than 1,000 people had gathered and the vigil had escalated to a rally, and about 200 construction workers had had enough. They made signs reading things like “America, Love it or Leave it” and got right up against the police line that separated them from the students. They obeyed it for a few minutes, but the tension got to be too much and the construction workers started chasing the students through the street, beating some of them severely with fists, clubs and crowbars. The construction worker mob fought their way into City Hall and demanded that the flag be raised to full mast again – it had been lowered to half mast to honor the dead at Kent State. Fearful of further damage from the mob, the Deputy Mayor ordered the flag to be raised. The riot eventually fizzled out on its own. Six arrests were made and more than 70 people were injured.

Ironically, those construction workers were building the World Trade Center just a couple blocks from what is now Zuccotti Park.

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30 Responses to Occupy Oops!

  1. myiq2xu says:

    Now that there is funny, I don’t care who you are.

  2. soupcity says:

    They picked the wrong crowd to f*ck with. ROFL! “Take a shower, where did you get those sunglasses?”

  3. yttik says:

    LOL! oh dear.

    It’s not an occupy oops, it’s an occupy…uh..uh… uh oh…oh shit…

  4. Rocky Hussein Squirrel says:

  5. DandyTiger says:

    Best part was that they sung them out as the left:

  6. DandyTiger says:

    Nice to see the priorities at least:

    About 100 protesters gathered in front of Richmond City Hall this morning for an Occupy “speak out” addressing wealth inequality.
    Organizers called the rally for 11 a.m., the hour traditionally reserved for Veterans Day remembrances.

    Mayor Gayle McLaughlin came under criticism from local veterans groups and the conservative cable channel Fox News for skipping a Chevron-sponsored salute to veterans scheduled for the same hour.
    Occupy organizers said they chose the date and time because they wanted families to be able to attend.

    One “speak out” attendee called a moment of silence for veterans and another noted that veterans are among those victimized by corporate greed.

    Henry Clark of the environmentalist West County Toxics Coalition said that Richmond residents are veterans of the battle for social justice.
    “We are veterans of Chevron, veterans of the Occupy Richmond struggle, he said. “We are all on the battlefield.”

    Mayor McLaughlin said that the Occupy movement is important to Richmond residents grappling with unemployment, foreclosures and generational poverty.

  7. myiq2xu says:

    Human Events:

    I’m at BlogCon 11 in Denver today, and we had our much-anticipated visit from the Occupy movement at around 2 PM local time. About twenty of them stormed the lobby – shouting, chanting, and stinking to an astonishing degree. No exaggeration: the stench of these characters easily reached through closed doors. They were quickly surrounded by camera-wielding bloggers who outnumbered the Occupiers about five to one.

    Why would the Occupy Denver crowd “protest” a group of people peacefully gathered at a hotel to practice their free-speech rights? Well, they were apparently under the impression that BlogCon organizer Freedom Works is part of the sinister Koch Brothers enterprise (it isn’t.) It’s so unlike the Occupiers to show up and start screaming when they don’t know what they’re talking about.

    The bloggers drowned out the little Occupier band with their own chants, including “We want the dog!”, a reference to Occupy Denver’s canine mascot / mastermind Shelby. Then one of the Occupiers, who appeared to be some species of feral hobbit, saw the door to the BlogCon conference room open, shrieked at the top of his lungs, and tried to dive inside. He didn’t make it, and was eventually carted off by the police.

    The hotel staff regretfully informed us that Denver’s anti-discrimination laws prevent them from clearing the rabble out of the lobby – evidently unruly mobs can invade such spaces in Denver at will, and remain as long as they please. The paying hotel customers attending BlogCon, on the other hand, were told that we should not go into the lobby, as the nervous hotel staff feared an escalating confrontation. The police and local media eventually showed up, and the circus moved outside.

    On balance, it was a disappointing appearance: no drum circles, no human microphone, no up twinkles, no celebrity dog, and no tuberculosis yet as far as we can tell.

    • DandyTiger says:

      It’s so unlike the Occupiers to show up and start screaming when they don’t know what they’re talking about.


  8. catarina says:

    The biz owners fight back:

    In recent days, shopkeepers, restaurant owners and others with small businesses located near Zuccotti Park have been quietly meeting to share stories of the damage they say has been caused by Occupy Wall Street: theft of property, vandalism, threats, violence and even incidents involving the throwing of fecal matter

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/11/11/small-business-owners-fight-back-against-occupy-wall-street/#ixzz1dRXW3sPT

    • catarina says:

      ““I’ll bring all my people. These protesters—they’re not even protesters, they don’t know anything—they are horrible. They break things, they steal, I have to close my bathrooms and bring customers downstairs [to employee restrooms],” he said.

      “You should see what they have done to my gate, what they do every night when we are closed,” he said, referring to vandalism and damage to the exterior of his restaurant.

      One of his employees said the urination and fecal matter in the neighborhood are among the worst of the problems. A construction worker who works nearby said he saw someone defecating into a newspaper, which was then rolled up and thrown across the street.”

      • myiq2xu says:

        At least his parents trained him to crap on the paper.

      • DandyTiger says:

        I figured OWS would eventually be burning books and newspapers, but using them as toilets was a surprise. So basically they’re not as classy as Nazi’s then.

      • HELENK says:

        since there seems to be a lot of contamination in the park, see article down stairs, are these restaurants going to have problems with the health department since the owies insist on using their rest rooms?

    • yttik says:

      I wonder if thew shop keepers will file a lawsuit against the city? Something like failure to protect? Equal protection under the law?

      I’ve heard rumblings in Seattle from some small business owners that feel like their rights to not be vandalized and trashed are being ignored by the mayor who supports the protests. When it comes to the law, I don’t think public officials are supposed to chose sides and ignore the complaints of private business owners.

  9. yttik says:

    “Ironically, those construction workers were building the World Trade Center just a couple blocks from what is now Zuccotti Park”

    Wow, Crawdad, isn’t that an odd irony?

  10. DeniseVB says:

    From Steven Crowder:

    • HELENK says:

      But even as Reese talked positively about the actions of campers, the police bureau issued a press release with ominous overtones.

      Police said they believe protesters in the Occupy Portland camps are soliciting out-of-state reinforcements, collecting gas masks and may be preparing weapons and shields for a confrontation early Sunday morning when police are expected to evict them from Lownsdale and Chapman square parks.

      Police spokesman Lt. Robert King said officers took out enough stone and foundation rocks to fill a pickup truck after an Occupy Portland protester tipped off police.

      King said one of the Occupy Portland protesters approached him and showed him one of the rocks that some of the campers appeared to be stockpiling.

      About 20 officers moved in to remove the rock, which was found at the northwest corner of Chapman Square. Officers also found some plywood.

      Shortly after police removed the rocks, a young man sitting on a bench in Lownsdale Square collapsed. People started yelling that he was overdosing and dying. Officers started CPR while the crowd pressed around them, yelling at police and news media.

  11. HELENK says:


    eviction notices destroyed by oakland owies

    live blog

  12. HELENK says:

    Portland owies getting ready to riot tonight


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