Hat tip: Skye Puppy
Occupy L.A. is finally over:
“They were like storm troopers. They encircled us,” said protester Cheryl Aichele, who was sitting in the middle of the south lawn in a circle with other protesters when police first entered the camp.
The protesters I saw being interviewed on KTLA’s 10 O’clock news last night and 6am this morning were pathetic. Really dumb, stupid@$$ comments. Especially from one of the stoners in the treehouse. I don’t know how the news reporter could keep a straight face sometimes when thanking the protesters for weighing in.
Toward the end of the operation, a large group of protesters that had locked arms in the middle of the south lawn chanted to police making arrests: “You’re sexy. You’re cute. Take off your riot suit.”
Thankfully, most of this was peaceful (love the free hugs offers from smelly 21st century hippies) and I think the LA police did a great job of controlling the temperament of the occupying squatters.
And this morning, in their wake, lots of trash and debris left behind for the city sanitation crews to clean up….at taxpayer expense, of course.
The conclusion of the raid marked the end of a two-month tent city that the City Council initially welcomed, with then-Council President Eric Garcetti telling protesters they could “stay as long as you need.”
But city leaders began withdrawing their support as the demonstrators seemed determined to stay indefinitely.
By 5 a.m., the protest site was in shambles, and what was left of the tents was strewn across the ground.
Gotta include this video clip of Treehouse Guy (Emmanuel Freeman):
And another brilliant, Well-Reasoned Occupy Guy: