Occupy protesters use Bibles as weapons — literally
You couldn't ask for a more quintessentially emblematic moment to sum up the ethos behind the Occupy movement.
Friday night in San Francisco, Occupy protesters broke into an abandoned hotel, took the Bibles still remaining in the vacant rooms, climbed on the roof and attacked the police with the Bibles, along with bricks and other projectiles:
Occupy San Francisco’s “Day of Action” turned violent Friday night when protesters occupied an abandoned hotel and began throwing objects at police officers from the roof, police said.
“Once they gained access [to the hotel], some of them made it to the top of the roof and they then began to throw bibles down at the officers,” San Francisco Police Department spokesman Carlos Manfredi said.
“One of officers was struck with a brick to the chest and one of our lieutenants was struck in the hand with an object and may have damaged or even broken his hand,” he said.
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Police arrested four people in connection with the evening's occupation of the empty Cathedral Hill Hotel at Van Ness Avenue and Geary Street. "Once they got inside, some of the protesters made it to the roof top and were throwing Bibles at the officers," Manfredi said.
Witnesses say some of the people inside the vacant hotel started throwing Bibles and other debris at pedestrians and police below. One KRON 4 employee narrowly escaped injury when one of the books landed just feet from him.
Bibles as weapons.
Really, there's nothing more that needs to be said about the Occupy movement.