The Occupy movement of
San Francisco has taken over an unoccupied building owned by the Archdiocese of San Francisco with plans to establish a "permanent occupation" that would serve as shelter and a center for services for homeless people, According to the San Francisco Gate.
About 100 people took the action Sunday. Catholic Church Officials have asked the police not to take immediate action. The local church is trying to decide what they will do about the building.
It appears they don’t want the kind of violent actions by police that took place in
, when Occupiers there tried to take over an abandoned building, last January. Oakland
In that month the Occupy movement tried to occupy a vacant Henry J. Kaiser building, according to the SF Weekly. There were about 400 arrested. Police fired teargas canisters and tried to beat back protesters with clubs.
So far violence has not been a part of the
action. It is possible that the local Catholic Church realizes that shutting down such needed services would only make them look like the thuggish police that tried to beat and arrest protesters in Oakland. -សតិវ អតុ San Francisco