Amy Beddows 5:26 p.m., June 18
Occupy San Diego Camps Raided
Armed police outfitted in riot gear marched on both Occupy San Diego camps at the Civic Center and a few blocks away at Children’s Park at around 2 a.m. this morning, rousing the mostly sleeping protesters and ordering them to disperse immediately.
Occupiers are reporting 44 people were arrested as the groups fled and congregated in front of the Star of India on Harbor Drive shortly before 6 a.m. for an emergency general assembly, the group’s hallmark open dialogue meetings, to determine the next move.
A rally is called for all supporters to gather downtown at 5th Avenue and B Street at 8:30 a.m. for a rally and march.