Oakland vs New York City

Oakland PD’s Strategy: Force confrontations with protestors, fire tear gas, cause chaos.

New York City PD’s Strategy: Surprise the protestors but allow them several hours to move their stuff.

Oakland PD’s Result: Confrontations, streets filled with tear gas, chaos.

New York City’s Result: Peaceful dispersal, quiet arrests, a soon to be clean park.

Occupy Augusta

I decided to check out the Occupy Augusta crowd over the weekend. I didn’t get down there Saturday, which is when I imagine there was at least a moderately sizable crowd, but there were still a couple of dozen camped protesters Sunday. It’s about what I expect for a small city – the larger protests are going on in Portland where a bomb was recently set off by someone rather unsympathetic to the movement.

Anyway, here are a few pictures: