from the Occupiers @ Martin Pl
Police & the Occupiers;
|Two of Occupy Sydney s stalwart Occupiers|
Sunday 20th Nov 2011: Occupy Sydney is just over a month old and a small group of occupiers cling tenaciously to our right to occupy Martin Place peacefully and respectfully in the face of open police management hostility. That hostility is not at all a reflection of the public attitude to occupiers and the occupation generally as a broad swathe of the Australian public from left to right stop by to urge our occupiers to keep doing what we are doing. Heartening stuff. Even individual police officers are now openly stating that they would rather not be harassing us -and we understand that orders are orders. Current police orders seem to come from the same Assistant Commissioner who ordered the infamous Oct 23 attack on our previous occupation.
NSW Police spent must have spent a Macquarie Bankers annual bonus & salary combined on intimidation and harassment of peaceful occupiers at Martin Pl. We will not be intimidated and we will not resile from our duty to ensure that the Occupy Sydney conversation continues 24 hours a day 7 days a week in Martin Place.. as well as online.
The last forty eight hours have seen NSW Police resolve to destabilise the occupation weaken drastically as truth and commonsense push aside the dogma subscribed to by NSW Police that the law is what they make it. It may be a lull in what some describe as psychological warfare by Police or the beginning of a better understanding. The only relationship Occupy Sydney occupiers seek with police is that they revert to being servants of, not dictators to, the people.