Supes Pass Resolution Supporting Occupy SF; Video: Ed Lee Assures Occupy SF No Police Infiltration

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors by a vote of 8-3 passed a non-binding resolution (pdf) today “supporting Occupy SF demonstrators’ right to set up a full-functioning encampment without the threat of a police shutdown,” as the Chronicle characterizes it.

Supervisors Carmen Chu, Sean Elsbernd, and Mark Farrell were the votes against. Mayor Ed Lee has said he isn’t sure whether he will sign the measure.

Meanwhile, Lee and supervisors John Avalos and Jane Kim met today with an Occupy San Francisco contingent at City Hall. A member of Occupy San Francisco recorded video of the meeting, in which Lee assures the group that the police have not infiltrated their encampment and that police will not act against the protest without his approval.

At one point, Lee also says that if members of Occupy San Francisco want to go over to participate in the general strike called by Occupy Oakland tomorrow, they shouldn’t worry about the camp being raided in their absence.

The clip starts audio-only, then switches to video:


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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