By On the occasion of our 20th anniversary
By Gustavo Arellano
By R. Scott Moxley
By Alfonso Delgado
By Courtney Hamilton
By Joel Beers
By Peter Maguire
By Charles Lam
After other members offered condescending lectures on the power of voting and responsible demonstration, the council suggested discussing the issue at future meetings. As they carried on with other business, 18-year-old Nicholas Dorsey approached the microphone and shouted, "We can't wait two weeks for you guys to make a decision. Just remember: We voted for you. We won't make that mistake again."
Two police officers quickly descended on him as council members beat a hasty retreat from the room. Dorsey turned to one of the cops and said, "You're the 99 percent, too," to which the officer brusquely replied, "That's fine; have a good night." He then dismissed Dorsey with a wave of his hand.
This article appeared in print as "Urban Struggle: While the Occupy movement in Irvine is city council-approved, Santa Ana's encounters resistance."