‘Occupy’ protesters fight with Obama staffers.
From Big Government.
Following last night’s coordinated protests, which included the occupation of Obama campaign headquarters in Oakland, California and Portland, Oregon, video footage from inside the building in Oakland has surfaced.
Guess who videoed the occasion.
Scott Olsen –the Iraq war veteran who was injured and hospitalized during a clash between Occupy Oakland and law enforcement in October 2011 – posted the following video at his YouTube channel.
The video depicts protesters tussling with Obama campaign staff, most of whom are female, while another protester speaks on his cell phone with an unnamed individual as he summarizes the demands of the occupiers. At just about the 1:30 mark, the situation escalates and chaos ensues. Yelling can be heard from both sides, chairs can be heard being tossed around, and pushing and shoving is seen on camera.
“This is our space, get out of here!” screams one of the campaign office staffers to the protesters. “This man is a veteran!” one protester responds. “These are Obama’s wars!” yells another of the protesters.
While Occupy Oakland members participated in the protest, the majority of those inside the campaign office were also with Veterans for Peace, a prominent fixture in the institutional left’s anti-war movement.
Another video from Olsen depicts a protester in the Oakland campaign office reading the group’s demands from a bullhorn. Those demands focus on “statements of guilt” that Obama has made about PFC Bradley Manning — the soldier who currently faces trial for providing classified materials to the whistleblower website Wikileaks — according to the protesters, as well as complaints about Obama’s promises to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and the rest of the Dem cabal fed the maws of the ‘Occupy’ mob, but they cannot control them.
Karma’s a bitch.
From Big Government.
In what appears to have been a coordinated action Thursday evening, Occupy protesters in Portland, Oregon and Oakland, California staged protests and have occupied the offices of Obama campaign headquarters in both locations.
A hostage negotiator is said to be speaking with a small group of protesters who, arms linked, locked themselves inside the Oakland office. It appears they may have entered the building during normal operating hours but have since remained inside beyond the office’s regularly scheduled closing time. Police have been on the scene and were arresting the protesters at the time of this writing.
One notable protester — Scott Olsen, the Iraq war veteran (pictured above) who was injured and hospitalized during a clash between Occupy Oakland and law enforcement in October 2011 — voluntarily left the building after the Oakland protesters were given a thirty minute warning tonight to leave or be arrested. Several of those who were arrested are said to have done so voluntarily. Olsen joked on Twitter that he felt a desire to urinate inside a police car.……Protesters inside the Obama campaign headquarters in both Portland and Oakland were said to have issued a list of demands to the Obama administration. They include: “that President Obama apologize for statements they said he made regarding (Bradley) Manning’s guilt, that the president ensures Soldiers are free from pre-trial punishment, alleging that Manning was held in long periods of isolation, and that Manning be pardoned.”
The cute reference to Bradley Manning, the little fruitcake who leaked thousands of classified documents to Julian Assange’s Wikileaks, isn’t helping his cause one bit.
Since Manning isn’t a muslim ‘victim’ of U.S. military action or offended by a Koran burning, don’t expect an apology anytime soon.
Olsen became a cause celeb when he got beaned by a tear gas canister during an ‘Occupy’ riot in Oakland.
Like the rest of the ‘Occupy’ shitbags, he’s a worthless malcontent.