SoCal Street Cart Vendors Hurting After ‘Occupy’ Group Splatters Blood, UrineSo, after getting cut off from the free hot dogs and coffee these brave patriots in the Occupy protest shut down the food carts that are the source of income for the vendors.
CBS Los Angeles
November 7, 2011
A pair of Southland street cart vendors who were forced to shut down their businesses after “Occupy” protesters vandalized their carts[.]
The coffee and hot dog carts were located in Civic Center Plaza, the same location as the Occupy San Diego protesters.
That group first settled in to the plaza Oct. 7 and set up a tent city which has since twice been taken down by police.
Coffee cart owner Linda Jenson and hot dog cart operators Letty and Pete Soto said they initially provided free food and drink to demonstrators, but when they stopped, the protesters became violent.
And according to one city councilman, bodily fluids were used in the attacks.
“Both carts have had items stolen, have had their covers vandalized with markings and graffiti, as well as one of the carts had urine and blood splattered on it,” said Councilman Carl DeMaio.
The damages will likely require at least a complete cleaning if not a replacement of the cart covers, DeMaio said.
From the beginning, these protests have been less about protesting the rich than demanding something free from society even if it means that poor food vendors lose their livelihood. Shaking down a hot dog vendor is nothing to a bunch of neo-Marxists who demand the rest of us pay to support them in the style to which they have become accustomed!