Occupy Austin

Oh, the horror! Santa Claus and one of his elves were spotted running from state troopers near the Austin capitol over the weekend by members of Occupy Austin who caught it all on video. As a tearful Santa questions his arrest for Read more...
At least three Occupy Austin members were arrested as the group tried to begin a new occupation in the northern part of the city. About 50 protesters gathered at 5 p.m. Saturday at Highland Park Mall, where they were met by Austin police, Read more...
The 10 hours and 35 minutes of video footage shot by the NYPD during the raid of Zuccotti Park that was released by Anonymous on Monday gives a more expansive view of what happened on the morning of November 15, 2011, albeit in a more Read more...
Police have been caught setting up occupy wall street protesters last year in order to prosecute them more harshly under the law. In December of last year, Occupy Houston made headlines as they blocked the entrance to the Port of Houston Read more...
Occupy Austin protests police abuse in solidarity with Anaheim, California. Read more...

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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was in Austin on Thursday, where he was a keynote speaker at South by Southwest’s second annual SXSWedu conference. He also made a stop to speak to a crowd at Austin Community College’s Eastview campus for a “town hall” discussion on education issues... Read more...
Austin Police evicted Occupy Austin late last night, and it seems the move came as somewhat of a surprise to the group. Via: Austin Police began enforcing a new policy on City Hall property banning people from the building during Read more...
Occupying Austin must be a really tough gig. Apparently, they do freedom of speech differently in Texas... Remarks from the person who filmed the video above who asked questions of the deputy about free speech "time limits" in Austin, Read more...