Justin Herman Plaza
Protesters at the Occupy San Francisco movement have significantly cut back on the number of the tents at their encampment, reducing tensions of a possible raid.
Poor sanitation and evidence of lice and fleas at the Occupy San Francisco encampment endanger the health of everyone in the overcrowded, makeshift tent city at Justin Herman Plaza, public health officials said Wednesday.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee visited the “Occupy SF” encampment at Justin Herman Plaza for the first time Tuesday morning and said he was “a little disappointed” with the conditions at the camp.
The Occupy San Francisco encampment is growing, boosted by refugees from the Oakland camp, but protesters in San Francisco fear a police raid on their camp is imminent.
The San Francisco SPCA has warned Occupy SF protesters of a possibly fatal virus being spread among dogs who run free at the downtown encampment.
After a tense weekend that included a Saturday march where two protesters allegedly attacked police officers, Occupy San Francisco participants at Justin Herman Plaza said they have seen a spike in new campers.
With the votes counted and the winners declared, Mayor Ed Lee is turning his attention to matters impacting the city, including the demonstrators at Justin Herman Plaza.
Despite recent arrests at the Occupy SF encampment and complaints from nearby merchants, Mayor Ed Lee said Wednesday that there were no immediate plans to remove the encampment.
San Francisco police have been responding to a growing number of problems in and around the protest site, and neighboring businesses have reported a spike in shoplifting
A woman sought medical treatment at the Occupy SF encampment after being stabbed early Tuesday morning, a police spokesman said.