Occupy’s second attempt on SF Church building
The following comes from a May 4 story of Catholic News Agency.
Bricks and other projectiles were thrown at police and bystanders during the Occupy San Francisco movement’s second attempt to take over property owned by the Catholic Church on May 1.
“One of the protesters threw bricks, and some metal objects – like metal bars – down on the crowd gathered there, at the police and others. I think he was aiming at the police,” said George Wesolek, director of communications for the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
“He missed a policeman, who ducked, and it hit one of the Occupy protesters who fell to the ground, was injured, and was bleeding,” Wesolek told CNA on May 3.
Police arrested the suspect, who is expected to be charged with felony aggravated assault. Another man, who threw pipes from a rooftop adjacent to the Church property, remains at large according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Tuesday’s violence took place during the celebration of International Workers’ Day, or “May Day.” As Wesolek explained, a group of agitators associated with the “Occupy SF” movement spent the labor holiday breaking into a Church-owned building they had previously attempted to seize on April 1….
Wesolek said Tuesday’s attempt to seize the property was “very similar” to the April occupation, “except I think this was more of a spontaneous kind of thing.”
“They were roaming the streets, and according to some of the protesters, just decided spontaneously to break in. They cut the fence that we had put up around the property, and jimmied some of the doors, broke some of the windows, and got into the building.”
“Last time it seemed very planned. This time it did not seem that way, (but) more a part of the general mayhem of the May 1 event.”
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