Occupation of the Capitol Rotunda in Sacramento

Posted on May 10, 2011

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I’ve had some trouble getting in touch with CodePink since they got to Sacramento, but I have a feeling that this was their shindig:

Protesters marched inside the Capitol rotunda and refused police orders to leave when the building closed at 6 p.m. Police finally cleared the building at about 8 p.m. after arresting 65 people for trespassing, according to the California Highway Patrol. Two to three people were cited for resisting arrest. All were booked into the Sacramento County Jail.

Here’s a link to the video: It looks like the action was coordinated amongst several groups, including teacher’s unions. I’m surprised and heartened at what decent coverage it got, but there is one annoying bit at the end about people being threatened with arrest for doing civil disobedience. That’s just an incredibly stupid statement from what is for all intents and purposes an ignorant teleprompter reader.

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