No less than 24 hours after City Hall assured the Dallas camp that there were no plans to evict them, in rode the calvary:
Occupy Dallas Members Evicted, But Still Here
Protesters are evicted from Dallas campsite
I’m vexed, because I cannot find the quote that I specifically wanted to point out, which was a statement from City Hall on the back of the mass clear-outs in other cities that Dallas would be left alone. Liar liar, way to leap on the thinnest pretexts. Okay sure, there have been actual vagrants at the camp (directed there by police members, it has been shown time and time again), and as for sanitary conditions? The city has/had flat-out refused to let these people bring portapotties onto the site; people have been making mile round trips to use the bathroom! So bravo for being liars, Dallas City Hall, and instead meekly going along with the other ‘big boys’ who are kicking their protesters. It’s not going to work, it hasn’t worked, and it just makes you look like folks not so likely to get re-elected. I’m definitely not going to vote for someone who goes back on their promises on the thinnest pretexts, nosiree!
Occupy day of action brings clashes and arrests in New York
This is just a good sum-up of yesterday’s comings and goings.
In more exciting news, at least one protest has gotten behind the idea of occupying an abandoned building. Announcing its third encampment today, Occupy London welcomes its new sister, the Bank of Ideas:
Occupy London protesters take over empty bank office
I think this is fantastic, audacious. I can not wait to see the fallout, for there is likely to be some. It’s such a glorious nose-thumbing at the City of London and their laminated eviction notices. I actually have a bit of a soft spot for some of the squatter culture in this country – it’s better for a building to be lovingly occupied and cared for by someone who needs it than to rot and develop equity for someone who doesn’t give a crap. This occupation is, in some ways, an even bolder stroke than the unintentional churchyard home. While that surely is divisive in its own right, this is sure to be as much so, if not more.
Anyways, got to cut this shorter than I’d like to, because there are errands to run. The passport checking service decided mine and my husband’s pictures wouldn’t serve (there’s a tiny shadow behind the ears, oh teh noes), so we’ve got to cut into our busy day to get those knocked out. Fingers crossed my head doesn’t ruin everything again, eh?
And have yourselves a lovely Friday, naturally.