Occupy protesters change tactics after closure of camps



(15 Dec 2011)
San Francisco, California
1. Close-up of San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) sign reading (English) “SFPD Police Line Do Not Cross”
2. Mid of SFPD vehicles on patrol at former Occupy site
3. Close-up of sign reading (English) “Park Closed For Renovation”
Oakland, California
4. Wide of Oakland City Hall with muddy ground in foreground
5. Close-up of sign reading (English) “Please Keep Out”
6. Low of muddy field with authorities in background
7. Close-up of handwritten sign reading (English) “Occupy”
Berkeley, California
8. Mid of tents pitched in park
9. Close-up of tents
10. Mid of protesters sitting on bench
11. Close-up of pot boiling at outdoor cooking area in Occupy camp
Oakland, California
12. SOUNDBITE: (English) Nathan Pitts, Occupy Oakland Protester:
“But as for an official Occupy camp, I think that we’ve moved beyond that. The camps were mainly just so people could meet each other, and get to know each other, and form a community. So, in phase two we know who each other are, and we can trust each other and build on each other.”
San Francisco, California
13. Clean-up crew at former Occupy site
14. Low angle of clean-up crew working
Berkeley, California
15. SOUNDBITE: (English) Eddie Miller, Occupy Berkeley Protester:
“Yes, I do think we’ll see more actions in 2012 because there is always that sect of the movement that wants to protest, that will see it as a protest movement and yes, we support doing actions too.”
16. Mid of homemade sign reading (English) “Occupy Berkeley”
17. Close-up of protester juggling
San Francisco, California
18. SOUNDBITE: (English) Meagan Moroney, Occupy San Francisco Protester:
“People have gotten so used to instant gratification, instant media, everyone’s so interconnected right now, that people forget real democracy, real change is inefficient and it takes time. It’s going to take a lot longer than two months.”
Berkeley, California
19. Mid of tent with peace sign
STORYLINE:
As police continued to clear out Occupy encampments in cities around the United States on Wednesday, activists said the movement would not be going away anytime soon.
“Yes, I do think we’ll see more actions in 2012 because there is always that sect of the movement that wants to protest, that see it as a protest movement and yes, we support doing actions too,” said Occupy Berkeley protester Eddie Miller.
Protesters said they planned to shift their focus from occupying public space to actions such as this week’s West Coast port shutdown which they say will directly affect corporations.
On Thursday, police stood guard at the site where Occupy San Francisco once stood before being shut down last week.
In Oakland, all that remained of the former Occupy camp outside city hall was a muddy mess.
And in Berkeley, the last significant Occupy camp left in the Bay Area, just a few dozen tents remained.
“As for an official Occupy camp, I think that we’ve moved beyond that,” said Nathan Pitts, an Occupy Oakland protester.
“The camps were mainly just so people could meet each other, and get to know each other, and form a community,” he explained. “So in phase two we know who each other are, and we can trust each other and build on each other.”
The nationwide movement has already split into dozens of smaller groups working on different causes.
Some wondered if all the different agendas only weakened Occupy’s original goal of bettering the economy.
But protesters confirmed they’re determined to address all of society’s ills – no matter how long it takes.
“It’s going to take a lot longer than two months,” she added.
There was also a hint of things to come this week – occupiers protesting against school closures in Chicago and a march to Capitol Hill in Washington DC.

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