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Oakland protesters who took over foreclosed home arrested

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A dozen anti-Wall Street protesters who had taken over a foreclosed home in Oakland were arrested on Thursday, protest organizers said. The home, which protesters said they were using as housing for formerly homeless individuals and as a community meeting space, was taken over on December…

Brutal police raid brings Occupy Albany to an end

A violent police raid on the Occupy Albany encampment on Thursday night ended with multiple injuries and arrests. According to Crooks and Liars, the attack was the culmination of an effort by the city of Albany to oust the protesters by obtaining an eviction order from a New York Supreme…

‘Occupy Berkeley’ protesters remain, Tucson camp shut down

BERKELEY, California (Reuters) – Anti-Wall Street protesters remained in a camp of about 20 tents in the Northern California college town of Berkeley on Thursday, a day after authorities threatened to stop overnight camping. Rising tensions over a possible eviction in Berkeley came as authorities in Tuscon, Arizona, said they…

Egyptians vote after deadly clashes

Egyptians turned out to vote again on Wednesday in the run-off of a staggered election marred by deadly clashes between protesters and security forces that have left 14 people dead in five days. Polling stations opened at 8:00 am (0600 GMT) in a third of the country’s 27 provinces with a visibly…

London argues Occupiers are a ‘magnet’ for crime and untreated addicts

The anti-capitalist camp outside St Paul’s Cathedral is a “magnet” for crime, drunks and drug addicts, the High Court in London heard at the start of a four-day hearing over eviction proceedings. The City of London Corporation — the local authority in London’s financial district — is arguing that unless…

Port truck drivers thank ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters

A group of port truck drivers thanked the “99 Percenters” on Monday for bringing attention to their profession, which they claim is rife with labor abuses. “Occupy” protesters disrupted traffic at ports along the U.S. west coast on Monday, as a small number were arrested for seeking to shut down…

Liberal Portland mayor emerges as Occupy critic

PORTLAND, Ore (Reuters) – Portland Mayor Sam Adams is a self-described strong liberal, but despite sharing the politics of many anti-Wall Street protesters who rocked his city, he has also emerged as one of their harshest critics. Adams told Reuters this week in an interview at City Hall in Portland…

London police listed ‘Occupy’ protesters as potential terrorists

The City of London Police listed “Occupy London Stock Exchange” (OLSX) as a domestic terrorist threat in a bulletin sent to businesses, according to The Independent. The protesters have been camped outside St Paul’s Cathedral in London’s financial district since October 15, as part of a global wave of demonstrations…

Iranian protesters storm UK compound in Tehran

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iranian protesters stormed the British Embassy compound in Tehran on Tuesday, smashing windows and burning the British flag during a rally to protest against sanctions imposed by Britain, live Iranian television showed. Protesters threw petrol bombs and one waved a framed picture of Queen Elizabeth apparently found…

Protesters plan to Occupy Black Friday

Across the U.S. on Black Friday, activists in the Occupy movement are urging boycotts of big chain stores. At least 150 protesters were gathering outside Macy’s flagship store in Manhattan for an anti-fur rally. In Seattle, protesters were carpooling to Wal-Mart stores. Occupy Seattle is encouraging shoppers to patronize small…

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