Occupy San Diego activities are due to begin around 5:30 pm with committee meetings and the General Assembly at 7pm. Hundreds of demonstrators and supporters usually show up for these meetings.
At one point around 4pm four dozen plus police officers moved into the Plaza area, and moved the barricades into place along the Third Avenue entrance. Now, people have to squeeze through about a 2 to 3 foot opening. Just minutes earlier, during a teach-in at the Plaza, police surrounded those at the teach-in, in what was an act of intimidation according to the teach-in organizer.
Many people were intimidated from going back into the Plaza, but at approximately 4:30 pm most of the police exited the area and some moved back in. One report said that the numbers of officers had been present to protect the barricades and the fire truck that came to fill them up with water.
On Friday night during the huge rally of solidarity, the barricades had been tipped over and the water flowed into the Plaza.
Police are controlling access to the Plaza in order to enforce their new rules that only personal belongings that someone can have or wear on their person are allowed in, which means no sleeping bags, tarps, furniture or tents.
Police and others have removed all signs and banners so there is no indication that an Occupy event has been going on. People are being allowed to sleep in the grassy area right along the Theater on Third Avenue but not in the Plaza.
With the barricades police can control what people can bring into the area.