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Monday, October 08, 2012
Occupiers F-Bomb Columbus In 'Anti-Capitalist Convergence' Protesting Discovery Of America
They don’t just hate Wall Street; the waning Occupy movement has issues with American history, too. In protests around the United States, Occupy Wall Street activists are taking a stand against Columbus Day.
Occupy Oakland,the most radical of the Occupy groups, held an anti-Columbus protest Oct. 6 in San Francisco under the call to “F*** Columbus” – West Coast Anti-Colonial, Anti-Capitalist Convergence.” (The Occupiers used the four-letter word liberally in their Sept. 28 posting and during the protest.)
According to a video purportedly from the event, a fight broke out as police attempted to restrain the protesters. The Occupiers went from chanting: “No justice, no peace, f*** the police” to what an unnamed video announcer called a “huge fight in the street right now between the police and protesters.” The video was only slightly longer than six minutes long, but it didn’t indicate a large crowd at the protest.