posted on Oct, 15 2012 @ 12:05 PM
reply to post by Americanist
Nobody said that those people didn't have a right to protest, they were arrested for obstructing city property, that would be the sidewalk and then
proceeding to duct tape themselves to a tent post.
Im pretty sure if they put that canopy up in the park, nobody would have had much of a problem with it. But even then without a permit they still
could have it torn down and have them arrested.
The right to protest, does not equal the right to occupy and live in a piece of public property for any amount of time that you should chose. There
are also curfew laws at Acacia park. Along time ago, they had problems with homeless people camping out there, long before the occupy movement.