SF Occupiers Have Until 5 p.m. to Pick up Their Stuff - NBC Bay Area

SF Occupiers Have Until 5 p.m. to Pick up Their Stuff

Most things went into a garbage truck, but what didn't will be available for pick up Wednesday afternoon.



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    The San Francisco Department of Public Works is giving Occupy SF  protesters the opportunity this afternoon to pick up items that were  confiscated during a police raid of the encampment at Justin Herman Plaza  overnight.

    A statement from the department said any belongings -- with the  exception of tents -- that were left behind at the plaza can be retrieved  between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. today at the DPW Operations Yard at 2323 Cesar  Chavez St.

    People are asked to enter the yard from the Kansas Street side.

    The protesters can also pick up items between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on  Thursday and Friday.

    One protester who was at the camp during the raid said it appeared  many items were damaged or destroyed by city employees. David Ritchie, one of  70 people arrested during the raid, said he saw people's belongings put in a  garbage truck and crushed.

    Of the 70 people arrested in the raid, two were booked into jail  on suspicion of felony assault on a police officer, while the rest were cited  for illegal camping in the park after hours, police spokesman Officer Albie  Esparza said.

    Occupy SF protesters have planned rallies for noon and 6 p.m.  today in downtown San Francisco in response to the raid.