Although I hasten to add it has nothing to do with “capitalism”.
Nevertheless, if the message that empty buildings are fair game resonates far and wide enough, I don’t think it’s going to matter what the police do.
The movement may be leaderless, but there is certainly intelligence behind occupying a building that was foreclosed upon – a building that housed a not for profit called the Traveler’s Aid Society, whose mission was to aid the homeless.
As an aside, now that things have turned scary in Oakland, CNN has nothing on the Occupation for the first time in weeks. Such news is not to be disseminated, apparently.
Update: Things are getting sticky in DC, too. (h/t Radley Balko)