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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Roy Sorvari, Real-Life Superhero, Bailed from Jail with Occupy Oakland Donation

Posted By on Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 9:20 AM

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Among those arrested when last Wednesday's general strike in Oakland devolved into melee, Roy Sorvari was one of the more colorful characters -- a comic book-inspired ninja, actually. 

As we wrote earlier this week, the 22-year-old Antioch resident was attending the march in a peace-keeping capacity as part of Real Life Superheroes, an international confederation of civilians who don superhero costumes to fight crime. His attorneys allege police beat him unconscious. He later woke up, in handcuffs.

Occupy Oakland kicked in $1,500 of its own money to help Sorvari's parents bail him out of Santa Rita jail early Wednesday morning. The family had created a website to raise money for his bail, and is now donating all proceeds raised via the site back to Occupy Oakland. 

On Wednesday, Sorvari's mom, Lynn, told SF Weekly that he "was in good spirits, all things considered." But as a photo posted on their website shows, he is still sporting two raw black eyes and stitches on his forehead a week after his beating. 

Sorvari was one of three protesters arraigned Tuesday, and is back in Alameda County Superior Court today where he will answer to charges of resisting arrest.

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