Oakland Mayor Plays Race Card, Plans To Call Occupy's 'National Leaders'

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan says she is going to call the national leaders of Occupy Wall Street this week...

This should be interesting. Oakland Mayor Jean Quan says she is going to call the national leaders of Occupy Wall Street this week.

"I plan to call some of the national leadership of Occupy this week to say that the Oakland group is not nonviolent and has not agreed to be nonviolent," Quan said in an interview on KCBS. "The national Occupy movement has said they are nonviolent."

There's more:

Quan said weekly protests by self-proclaimed members of the Occupy movement have cost the city millions of dollars.

I guess those "self-proclaimed" members are nothing like the "official national" ones?

I missed this interview with Quan before Saturday's protest where she plays the race card, of all things:

In an interview on January 27, 2012, before Saturday's protest, Quan told KQED-TV's "This Week in Northern California" that the movement's anger toward herself and Oakland has been unfairly portrayed by national media outlets in part because she is female and Asian.

"You don't see that kind of anger in San Francisco, where Mayor (Ed) Lee handled it in a different way," KQED-TV reporter Scott Shafer told Quan.

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