Evicting the Public: Why has occupying public spaces brought such heavy-handed repression?

Summary

Across America police have been called to clear protestors from parks and university campuses. Ostensibly progressive cities like Portland and Oakland have been in the vanguard of evictions. From Harvard to Berkeley, university presidents have joined mayors in using police in riot gear to remove students and other protestors from campus lawns.

Details
Archive type: Blog
Year: 2011
Author(s): Calhoun, C.
Format: Blog