Is Occupy LA the Next Occupy Oakland?

Many wonder if a police sweep will soon happen in Downtown Los Angeles

Oakland police raided the Occupy Oakland encampment at Frank Ogawa Plaza early Monday.

Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan said the sweep went more smoothly than the raid three weeks ago, in part because he said no one threw rocks at officers this time.

Thirty-two people were arrested in the raid this morning, and another person was arrested around noon for spitting at an officer at 14th Street and Broadway.

The incident in Oakland, as well as a standoff at Occupy Portland has many wondering if Los Angeles is next.

“We’ve been working with Occupy Los Angeles to accommodate their right to protest, while at the same time protecting the public’s safety,” said Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at a press conference Monday.

Some of the organizers of Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Los Angeles now have their sights on Pasadena’s biggest cultural event, the Rose Parade.

Bleachers already line the parade route along Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena and the group now calling itself “Occupy the Rose Parade” announced Thursday it wants to bring 40,000 protesters to form a human float on January 2.

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