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“Only Blood of the Rich Will Stop Occupy”

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Following a confrontation between Occupy protesters and local police last Thursday, vandals have hit the city with frightening pro-Occupy graffiti.

Buildings, walls, and statues have all been defaced.  The city’s public safety director woke up to the words, “Blood on your hands,” sprayed on his front steps.

Similarly, a hundred-year old statue now has the words “class war” scrawled across it, and a door that says “Park Police” now reads, “Only the blood of the rich will stop Occupy.”

Critics of the movement have long predicted that it would become openly violent, and while the local leadership has said the vandalism was not “officially sanctioned,” they are far from renouncing it.

“I frankly don’t know who is doing it,” member Susie Chasnoff said, “but clearly it is an attempt to express anger and frustration. It speaks to frustration that people feel over a hopeless situation with the police.”  Last Thursday fifteen “Occupy St. Louis” protesters were arrested for refusing to comply with the area’s 10pm curfew.  Reports say that the window of a police car was broken, and that police used pepper spray.

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