Oakland Spends Millions in Attack on Occupy Protesters, Closes 5 Schools Next Day

October 27th, 2011

… (Occupy Oakland will reconvene every day at 6pm at 14th & Broadway until the camp is reestablished. Join us! location may change so keep an ear out) … Published on Occupy Oakland, October 26, 2011.

On Tuesday evening at 5pm Occupy Oakland gathered at the foot of the Oakland Library on 14th Avenue before setting off on a march past the jail and onward to Frank Ogawa Plaza. The peaceful gathering swelled as it marched through downtown, growing upwards of 1,000 people strong. Along their route were police from 17 jurisdictions in California, decked out in riot gear and weaponry … // 

… The city has spent several million dollars in this campaign to shut down free speech in Oakland. Meanwhile today the Oakland Unified School District will vote on closing down 5 schools: Lakeview, Lazear, Marshall, Maxwell Park and Santa Fe. They will meet at 5pm at Oakland Technical High, where they will be met with protestors from Occupy Oakland and other groups demanding a more sane and just allocation of the city’s resources. (full text).

Links:

Occupy Oakland online: Frontpage, Homepage, About, GA minutes, Announcements, Reflections, Contact.

Police Brutalize, Dismantle Occupy Oakland Camp, October 25, 2011;

Contact the mayor and tell her what you think of her actions;

Straßenschlacht: Occupy-Proteste in Kalifornischen Oakland eskalieren, 1.15 minutes: Der “Occupy”-Protest im kalifornischen Oakland ist eskaliert: Mit Tränengas hat die Polizei Demonstranten auseinandergetrieben. Steine flogen. Es gab Dutzende Festnahmen.

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