Occupy SF: Protesters Reoccupied Justin Herman Plaza -- Sort Of
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No flash-bang grenades or pepper spray that we saw.
But as expected, there were cops in riot gear, chanting protesters, a few arrests, and one person taken to the hospital after Occupy SF protesters stormed Justin Herman Plaza, attempting to reoccupy the site, which police had raided early Wednesday. SF Weekly staff writer Lauren Smiley went out to the scene last night and described the sheer drama, which began at about 6 p.m. and lasted well into the morning.
After refusing to leave, protesters pitched tents on the plaza, which Mayor Ed Lee has made clear is no longer okay. But they backed down when cops circled protester, who voluntarily removed the tents sometime after midnight.
A few protesters reportedly slept on the plaza last night sans tents, but were rousted by police early this morning.
So despite all the chanting and speech-making, there was no real reoccupying of Justin Herman Plaza last night.
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