Occupy Oakland to Take Over Vacant Building This Weekend
|This has Occupy Oakland written all over it|
According to Occupy Oakland:
"Like millions of people in this country, Occupy Oakland has no home. On January 28, Move-in Day, we're going to change that. We're going to occupy a large, vacant building and convert it into a social center. Come join us for the initial occupation. There will be a festival all that weekend to celebrate our new home."
The location has not yet been disclosed, but protesters have given a stern warning to police: If the cops try to stop them, Occupy Oakland will block the airport or the city's port indefinitely.
The takeover will begin with a rally at
Oscar Grant Plaza at noon at 14th and Broadway, followed by a march to the take-over
destination, and finally an occupation of the building.
But because Occupy never does anything without a little fun, there will be a two-day festival at the seized building
location, which will include special events, speakers, music, and workshops.
At the end of each day, the Occupiers will hold a General Assembly to further define the uses of the building.
If you want to be a part of this occupation, go to occupyoaklandmovein.org