The Cost of the #Occupy Movement

From Big Government:

During the first two months of the nationwide Occupy protests, the movement that is demanding more out of the wealthiest Americans cost local taxpayers at least $13 million in police overtime and other municipal services, according to a survey by The Associated Press.

via » #Occupy Protest Costs Cities at least $13 Million – Big Government.

Meanwhile, here in Richmond:

Kicking Out Occupy Richmond Cost City Over $17,000
Style Weekly

The total cost includes $10,843 for police overtime pay, $2,659 for park cleanup by the Department of Public Works and $416 for portable toilet rentals, according to records obtained by Style Weekly through a Freedom of Information Act request to the Richmond Police Department.

Yeah, but don’t expect the self-proclaimed 99% to pay for this.


  1. From what I read, the “Occupy” crowd did not have to pay fees to the city, while the Tea Party did. I’m guessing that the Tea Party did not leave such a mess.

    • Irontree on December 8, 2011 at 1:51 pm…we’re worried about the $17,000 the city and 99% pay for in taxes instead of the 7.7 Trillion dollars in Government Bailouts?
    I’m confused, when did we start worrying more about the super wealthy than our basic rights as citizens of this country?

    • Mike on December 10, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Irontree, there’s a point here that you’re missing. You cite the $17,000 in the City of Richmond and some $13 million nationwide.

    As for the bailouts, the Tea Partiers were fighting against that well before the occupiers had their last bath.

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