Social media users watch as Oakland protester seizes Occupy livestreamer’s phone

A Twitter and Ustream user named @mareejane was broadcasting from the Oakland protest/riot/mayhem for Trayvon Martin late Monday night. On her Twitter profile and on her livestream, she identified herself as an Occupy Wall Street member.

As chaos erupted around her, however, the dangers to citizen and professional journalists increased. Next thing you know, social media users were witnessing the live seizure of @mareejane’s cell phone.  Amid shouts and yells, her livestream was abruptly shut down. Based on what they saw on the livestream, some Twitter users believed that @mareejane had been assaulted.

@mareejane tweeted that a “masked up white kid” had accused her of videotaping for the police.

Some viewers weren’t buying that the thug who took the cell phone was white:

@mareejane replied:

She then confirmed that, yes, her phone had been taken:

She described what happened to her as an “attack”:

And she stayed up late to add more:

You can say that again.

  • NRPax

    The marches in SF never seem to get as crazy as Oakland.

    There are none so blind as those that will not see.

  • Richard J Sunkle

    Conservatives need to take note of the fractious nature of the left and learn to exploit it to our advantage.

  • Brad Donald

    I was watching this Live Stream when it was stolen. It was a Black man that took her phone. And she tried to make it a white guy. Racists or those with a race agenda need to lie about stuff like this to make people mad.

    • ObamaFail

      It is pretty pathetic, isn’t it?

  • M F Scotto
  • M F Scotto

    She introduces race by calling a black kid a white kid, then gets upset that people are injecting race. Typical.

  • Jd1367

    Reminds me of all the whites that took to the streets to protest the OJ verdict

    • GaryTheBrave

      The first or the second one? Or the Civil Rights suit?

  • TugboatPhil

    @t_NYC It’s frustrating. So tired of people fucking up the solidarity. We can’t win the war this way.

    Here’s the deal, Cupcake. If it’s “war” you are waging, all is fair. And in case you didn’t know it before, in war your enemy gets a vote in what happens.

  • Sunshineandsurf

    So mareejane why is it that you don’t want to record smashy smashy? What are you afraid of? Getting caught by a ‘swarm’ of animals or truly portraying what is actually happening. Whatever reason you have makes you a loser!

  • adam

    I like how she counters with “I’m from occupy, i don’t know where your from” Like somehow that gives her authority.

    • Nov-cubed

      Don’t shoot; We’re from Morsi.

  • SutureSelf

    mareejane: “…a few idiots accused me of being a cop.”

    Then those idiots acted on the false reality that they themselves created. That’s sort of like some idiots accusing George Zimmerman of being a racist murderer and then acting on their own false reality.

  • Lindakl

    I would never go to Oakland now I am thinking of boycotting all of California.

    • Marvin Nelson

      The whole country would be better off if the San Andreas Fault erupted and CA slid into the ocean. Wouldn’t be a big loss.

      • GaryTheBrave

        Volcanoes erupt. Faults quake.

  • ChandlersGhost

    Occupy’s chickens are coming home to roost.

  • HARP2
  • I M Free

    Liberals description of a peaceful rally. well done idiots!

  • arttie

    Birds of a feather….

  • LinTaylor

    I think I’d have a bit more sympathy if she weren’t an Occutwit who joined the rioting of her own free will.

    • Blake Waymire

      The pure idiocy of the tweets after she got her phone back remove all my sympathy for her. She doesn’t seem to realize that the kind of lawlessness she was subjected to is precisely what Occupy stands for. That, or she wants the lawlessness, but wants some special treatment to be protected.

      • ObamaFail

        A woman was raped at one Occupy rally, so being a part of Occupy isn’t something I’d brag about if I were them.

  • rambler

    Gee, street maggots not tolerating each other! There’s a surprise.

  • neoface

    The key words is all the people who are acting like brainless tools thought it was “tragedy and race” on trial. Zimmerman was charged with second degree murder. Of course a lot of these people rioting are just social agitators couldn’t give a rats behind about the verdict. All these libtards from Hollywhore are commenting because they are full of self importance, thinking people do give a rats behind about them.

  • ObamaFail

    Did that idiot really try to claim that the white waiter who was smashed in the head with a hammer by a violent Trayvon “protester” was possibly the guy who took her camera? Like she’s trying to justify those animals attacking an innocent man with a hammer. Too bad the waiter didn’t have a concealed weapon, then the thugs with hammers could have been sent to hell to “chill” with Trayvon.

  • Guest

    Dumb white, liberal Occupier deserved to have her phone lifted. And her trying to say a white guy took it, when a black guy did, is all the more hilarious. Let them have their pathetic white guilt. Kudos to the guy who took the phone.

    • GaryTheBrave

      I downvoted because I don’t support theft from anyone by anyone. Also, the photo is so digitally grainy that nothing is recognizable.

  • AaronHarrisinAlaska

    Occucultist says white kid stole her phone
    People actually watching the feed tell her he was black

  • JR RJ

    Important thing to note here what this idiot girl said “Appreciate all the love guys. I’m fine. Anyone who knows me knows I wasn’t filming smashysmashy. That guy was a douche.”

    Doesn’t film smashysmashy, aka, doesn’t film her comrades committing vandalism so they won’t get in trouble, only documents what she wants you to see.

    • GaryTheBrave

      @MMFlint in training.