#Occupy Goons Are Thrown Out of St. Peter’s Square After Trying to Set Up Camp

Now they’re targeting the Church.

International Indignados movement demonstrators chash with Italian police officers as they try to move out of St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, in Rome, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2012. The Indignados staged a sit-in and tried to place tents and climb the Vatican Christmas tree as a protest. (AP/Andrew Medichini)

#Occupy goons attempted to set up an encampment at St. Peter’s Square in Rome. Riot police forcibly removed them.
The Guardian reported:

Demonstrators attempting to set up a protest camp in St Peter’s Square in Rome have been forcibly removed by riot police backed by the Vatican.

Aiming to set up a protest camp similar to the Occupy encampment outside St Paul’s in London, up to 50 protesters arrived in the colonnaded piazza in front of St Peter’s basilica carrying placards calling on the Catholic church to pay more taxes, a likely reference to tax breaks handed to the Vatican by the Italian government.

One of the group of protesters, who were mainly French and Spanish, arrived in a pope’s outfit bearing the slogan “indignant heart”, a reference to the Spanish Indignados protest movement.

Police moved in when one of the protesters scaled the large Christmas tree standing in the square. Two of the group and one officer were injured in the subsequent scuffle as police in riot gear cleared the demonstrators from the square. Three of the group were detained for identification.

International Indignados movement demonstrators clash with Italian police officers as they try to move out of St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, in Rome, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. (AP)

At least they didn’t poop in the cathedral this time.

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