Black Friday: Occupiers Join Indigenous People to Protest Mall on Burial Grounds
|Occupiers = modern day pilgrims minus the brutality on Native Americans?|
(Wait, were the pilgrims the original occupiers? Colonizing space in protest of the 1 percent ruling their lives back in Europe? How would have history been different if the pilgrims had instead just camped out on the king's yard?)
Today, while the rest of the world is out supporting the 1 percent by spending their last dime on Black Friday sales, Oakland Occupiers are once again joining forces with Native Americans at the Bay Street Mall in Emeryville. They are protesting the construction of the shopping center a decade ago atop the shellmounds -- or traditional burial grounds of the Ohlone people.
The protesters will be at the corner of Ohlone Way and Shellmound Street from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.to tell the Black Friday hoards that their stepping all over sacred land as they make their way to the shops to buy the latest gadget.