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After cops finally roust Occupy SF, pedestrians inhale again

Friday, September 28, 2012

SFPD finally got around to breaking up the homeless encampment on Market Street outside the Federal Reserve Bank euphemistically referred to as Occupy SF. And the Chronicle finds a collective sigh of relief.

Unlike the First Amendment angst surrounding the breakup of Occupy Oakland encampments, the mood among folks who work downtown now that Occupy SF is gone (momentarily, at least) is pretty much drama free. The encampment was largely seen as having become a collective of brawling, drug-using street people posing as protesters. Kevin Fagan’s piece includes this quote from a Financial District worker:

"The smell of urine and actually seeing feces on the sidewalk here was just disgusting."

Image: The Bay Citizen, from last December

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