SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Forget taking on city hall, Occupy Sacramento protestors say they will now begin an occupation of Sacramento City Hall.

The protesters say they are making the move to occupy city hall after Sacramento City refused to grant a special permit for peaceful assembly at the movement’s base camp of Cesar Chavez Park.

Last week, Occupy Sacramento lawyers were denied a special permit to stay at the park 24 hours a day.

“We attempted to be reasonable, to make application for a special permit and agreeing to large concessions, thereby ending the arrests and court costs that have been wasting Sacramento taxpayer money. The City chose to ignore us, and ignore how they are squandering the people’s money,” said Cres Vellucci, a spokesperson for Occupy Sacramento.

Organizers say they got the idea to occupy city hall from the federal judge in their case last week who happened to mention there is no permit needed to stay at for city hall.

Occupy Sacramento protesters are now moving their tents, tables and other items to Sacramento City Hall on I Street.

Protesters say they will still maintain the base camp at Cesar Chavez Park.

Occupy Sacramento leaders just announced the move to protest at city hall and Sacramento City leaders have not had a chance to respond.

So far, 83 Occupy Sacramento protesters have been arrested at Cesar Chavez Park.

Comments (11)
  1. What's wrong with the Sacramento DA? says:

    They might as well knowing they can do whatever they want to and Jan Scully’s office will decline to prosecute. Scully’s refusal to prosecute has just emboldened them.

    1. SU2-Bullies says:

      The arrests/citations given to the protestors were based on City Code Violations. In cases where officers cite people based on violations of city ordinances, it is normal for the City Attorney’s Office to prosecute the offender. The District Attorney’s Office rarely would be involved with those types of violations.

  2. Fred says:

    Jane Scully needs to be removed from her job. Last I knew she was supposed to uphold the law.

  3. Mike says:

    Who cares about Occupy Sacramento. I think there is only about 30 of them in the park. The best way to get rid of them is to ignore them.

  4. Ray says:

    Occupy A jail cell

  5. Jack says:

    Occupy A jail cell

  6. SU2-Bullies says:

    So to be clear, the message of the “Occupiers” is this … let us violate any law we want … let us do wahtever we want … give us anything we want … and do whatever we say … or we will send in an Occupying Force. And it’s that very “bully/thug/union” mentality that I gladly stand against. (I beleive Nazi Germany used that same plan throughout Europe in the late 1930s.

    The truth is that the Occupiers have been treated pretty well considering their threats and intimidation attempts. But if they keep pushing … they could find that they have pushed too far and learn the hard way what getting knocked down hard really means.

  7. #FED UP says:

    Obama’s so-called “#occupy” tactic has gotten way too old.
    It’s time for those freeloading maggots to clear the heck out!
    I’m certainly not a member of the top 1% of income-earners, and I sure in hell don’t lust after their earnings.
    The flea-bagging so-called “99%ers” DO NOT REPRESENT ME!
    BTW, both Obamao and mayor Johnson are both out of the country, at taxpayer expense!…What’s up with that???

  8. Jerry Frey says:

    Anyone who believes the OWS represents losers will be in fora shock next year. It’s just started.

    See for yourself.

  9. John Freiheit says:

    The Constitution Of The United States Of America protects your right to LAWFULLY ASSEMBLE. It does NOT protect your right to OCCUPY. These Socialist Revolutionaries have perverted the right to LAWFULLY ASSEMBLE into an attempt at Social Revolution. These people are the lowest 1% of society gathered together by the top 1% of society. WE are the remaining 98% and we say… END THE OCCUPTATION NOW, ARREST THE OCCUPIERS.

    1. seeker says:

      I’m with you on that i see the occupy is a trick a some one thought up to distract the police while the go commit crimes so thank god its failing to do that. that why there’s no leader and no one is stepping up because an partners of this criminal is creating the chaos to prevent it so most likely they will take it up a notch with bombs to cause more unrest to make it actually work so the whole movement is a ruse from the start

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