Occupy SF Encampment Taken By Police


After an impressive rally of 800 yesterday, police shut down the Occupy SF encampment last night, taking all the supplies the encampment’s residents had rounded up.

This seems to me to be a significant misstep from the City of San Francisco. The protesters aren’t giving up, and they’re starting over again from scratch. I wasn’t planning on going down there today, but now I am. I hope some more of you come out, too.

Seth Fischer’s writing has twice been listed as notable in The Best American Essays and has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize by several publications, including Guernica. He was the founding Sunday editor at The Rumpus and is the current nonfiction editor at The Nervous Breakdown. He is a Dornsife PhD Fellow at USC and been awarded fellowships and residencies by Ucross, Lambda Literary, Jentel, Ragdale, and elsewhere, and he teaches at the UCLA-Extension Writer’s Program and Antioch University, where he received his MFA. More from this author →