Two Dead as Shots Fired at Occupy Oakland, Burlington
Days of both camps could be numbered
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 10, 2011 10:18 PM CST
Updated Nov 11, 2011 4:30 AM CST
An Oakland police officer raises his hands to his head at the scene where a man was shot and killed near the Occupy Oakland encampment last evening.   (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

(Newser) – Two men were killed last night on separate coasts after shots were fired in or close to the Occupy Oakland and Occupy Burlington encampments. Protesters clashed with police as cops tried to close part of the Vermont camp, and local politicians were calling for the California protest site to also be shut down. Six shots were fired in a gunfight at an Oakland BART station near the camp in the early evening. An Occupy Oakland spokesman said the dead man did not appear to be part of the protest movement, but may have hidden out in the camp before he was shot dead. "I have been very vocal on the fact that this cannot continue," City Councilman Ignacio De La Fuente told ABC7 News. "I think fear has become a reality. They should pack up and leave—if not, we should take whatever action is necessary."

Across the nation, Burlington cops met with resistance as they tried to shut part of the camp after a 35-year-old war veteran apparently shot himself in a tent, protesters told the Burlington Free Press. Officials said they needed to take over the camp for 24 hours to investigate. "This is a crime scene. We are trying to get answers for the loved ones," said a police spokesman.

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Riffran
Nov 12, 2011 4:36 AM CST
ya know for a movement that is supposed to be so righteous and inspiring, they sure seem to be inspiring the worst of humanity to come out in droves, just about everywhere it happens...cue the denial of association
BCS
Nov 11, 2011 7:05 PM CST
I would love a face to face meeting with you tman3220. One of the weakest people, the type that would have loved to wear the nazi uniform, you would have been first in line, power hungry with a lust for pain and death, and a need to be a good omega for them. I know you I see you.
tman3220
Nov 11, 2011 5:16 PM CST
"Crime, especially reported assaults, has increased in the area around the camps," Portland Mayor Sam Adams said at a news conference, joining the ranks of U.S. municipal leaders who have run out of patience with such encampments. YOU GOING DOWN YOU GOING DOWN FOR THE COUNT LOOKING AT THE GROUND THATS WHY WE GOT HATERS THATS WHY WE GOT HATERS HATERS EVERY WHERE WE GO HATERS EVERY WHERE WE GO......... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!