America is “under attack” by the “Shockupy Wall Street” protests, Stephen Colbert said Thursday. And Oakland, California is ground zero for the “youth-stapo.”
In Oakland on Tuesday, protesters sparred with law enforcement, throwing rocks and bottles at the police. So the cops were “forced” to respond with their own “improvised weapons,” Colbert said: “tear gas canisters, flash grenades and bean-bag guns.”“I believe in the Constitution,” Colbert said. “I’m not saying you don’t have the right to peacefully assemble. I’m just saying the police have the right to disassemble you into pieces.”
The anti-Wall Street protesters are finally wearing out their welcome, Colbert added. “You’re like the one dude at 2 a.m. still sitting on America’s couch. The pity party is over. Go home, so Wall Street can continue their party.
“Look, you had your moment in the sun, protesters, and your moment in the rain and the wind and the cold,” Colbert added. “But we are bored with you now.”