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Occupy Oakland Takes on Gay Pride Festival

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On September 4, 2012 @ 9:55 am In The Point | 21 Comments

Of all the various Occupier groups around the country, Occupy Oakland has emerged as the champion when it comes to insane destructive behavior. Occupy Wall Street may be picking a fight with a formerly supportive liberal church, but it still doesn’t hold a candle to Occupy Oakland, the drunken idiot of the Occupation, forever picking insane fights with increasingly little justification.

This time Occupy Oakland or one of its insane splinter groups decided to stage a gay riot because a gay pride festival was charging for admission. This is the behavior of teenagers who want to get into an event for free and throw a tantrum when they’re told to pay admission. This is how pathetic the Occupy movement that Iran hopes will overthrow America has become.

An offshoot of Occupy Oakland, upset that the city’s Pride Festival was charging for admission, went on a vandalism spree Sunday, breaking windows at a Bank of America branch and tagging buildings and a police vehicle with anarchist graffiti, police said. About 50 to 60 marchers, several of whom covered their faces with pink bandannas, amassed at Snow Park at 5:30 p.m. and tried unsuccessfully to crash the gate at the Pride Festival, which was taking place in Oakland’s Uptown District.

The Sears at Broadway and 20th Street was tagged with red spray paint that read “Destroy Capitalism” and “Queer Riots Now.” A vacant building on the corner of 19th and Broadway was tagged with “Queer Revolt.”

I don’t know the details of the Pride Festival’s finances, but I’m guessing it’s probably not a major capitalist project. Occupy Oakland can make its own gay pride festival, but with their track record, it would probably end with a body count and trashed buildings.

Less than a block down on Broadway, the Community Bank of the Bay was tagged with an anarchy symbol and the words, “Queers: Burn Banks.”

Apparently not. They just spray paint graffiti on them and run away.


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