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Occupy San Diego appeared at the weekly City Council meeting today to speak during public non-agenda items.  Not only was Occupy given very little time to speak (3 minutes), but during that time almost the entire City Council walked out.

But the Occupiers gave a helluva fight; video and more below the fold:

Since they wouldn't give us more time to talk, OSD had written up a very intelligent and concise speech.  Jersey, the woman who spoke on everyone's behalf then led a Mic Check, and the entire statement was read by about 100 Occupiers!!!  It was the most amazing activist moment I have ever experienced.  Goosebumps and a lump in my throat.  It was beautiful.

However, about midway through the reading, almost the entire City Council got up and walked out.  Big hat tip to Councilwoman Marti Emerald, however -- she not only stayed throughout the entire presentation, but she told the cameraman to turn and film us.  She was also trying to keep her colleagues in the room.  Please go to her website and give her some love!!

The only video I have so far is posted on an Occupier's Facebook Page; if any more video turns up I'll add it.  You really, really must see it.

I am also trying to get text of the statement that was read; I'll post as soon as I can.

1:18 PM PT: Here are the members' emails & phone numbers, and what they did (to the best of my knowledge) during the statement:

District 1


Councilmember Sherri Lightner



District 2


Council President Pro Tem Kevin Faulconer



District 3

NOT PRESENT/Intentionally left before OSD statement

Councilmember Todd Gloria



District 4


Council President Tony Young



District 5


Councilmember Carl DeMaio



District 6


Councilmember Lorie Zapf



District 7


Councilmember Marti Emerald



District 8


Councilmember David Alvarez



2:18 PM PT: WOOHOO!!! Top of the wreck list - holy cow!!

Thanks to all the great dedicated occupiers of OCCUPY SAN DIEGO!!!  Keep up the fight!!

3:21 PM PT: YouTube video...  but unfortunately I still can't find video of the walkout.  all of them so far have been focused on the crowd at the moment council walked out.  I will keep searching!!!!

3:54 PM PT: Important update:  I want to be very clear!!

None of the videos I have posted show the walkout because it happened during the mic check

The only vids I can find are focused on the crowd during the walkout, not on the council.

I will keep looking for video...  It did happen.  I was there.

Originally posted to La Gitane on Tue Oct 25, 2011 at 12:31 PM PDT.

Also republished by California politics, Occupy Wall Street, and Progressive Hippie.

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