Occupy Oakland Thinks Oakland Is Its "Playground"

Categories: Occupy Bay Area
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Occupy Oakland's plans to peacefully occupy a vacant building once again turned into a  mini war zone when hundreds of police in riot gear descended on the group Saturday afternoon.

The only thing protesters are occupying now are jail cells.

More than 400 protesters were arrested Saturday in what became an epic stand-off between occupiers that -- once again -- accomplished nothing in downtown Oakland. 

Never mind the amount of money blown on police overtime and crews to clean up the aftermath of this chaos; occupiers are now asking you to donate money to help bail their fellow protesters out of jail.
Here's what Occupy Oakland wrote on its website Sunday:

"There are many people who were arrested that need urgent medical attention, people who have been injured by the police or do not have their medication with them that they need to treat prior conditions. We need the money to bail these people out!"

Protesters claim they were unfairly arrested and said police brutality was responsible for the out-of-control scene which brought more than 1,000 people to downtown. However, police say they were spraying tear gas and cuffing protesters with good reason. For instance, some protesters broke into City Hall and lit a flag on fire.

While protesters reconvened Sunday afternoon to discuss future plans, including another general strike, Mayor Jean Quan -- who is saddled with her own political battles over the Occupy movement -- examined the damages done inside and outside City Hall. Needless to say, she was not pleased.

""It's like a tantrum," Quan told the Chronicle while showing the damage inside City Hall. "They're treating us like a playground."

Meanwhile, there were five homicides in Oakland over the weekend.

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8 comments
NewsDog
NewsDog

Does anyone know (or can they find out) how many of the OO people who have been arrested are actual residents of the City, the County and/or the State?

LittleBiggyGirl
LittleBiggyGirl

bloomberg looked like he might be the biggest villain of the occupy movement, but time has proven that jean quan may be the most despicable mayor in history.littlebiggy.org/4660547

Christopher Neal
Christopher Neal

Hey Videographer: If the real threat to public safety is the police, then maybe next time you are being held up you can call on occupiers to protect you. Dumbass.

Brandt Hardin
Brandt Hardin

When will we start holding officers accountable for theirbrutality and excessive use of force?  Evictingprotesters is Unconstitutional and endangers the basic rights of EVERY lastAmerican.  Is this the country we wereraised in, were men and women are beaten, gassed, pepper-sprayed and arrestedfor their disapproval of the government? We have to be careful to protect our Constitutional Rights!  Raise awareness and do your part with thesefree posters I designed for the movement on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot...

Brandt Hardin
Brandt Hardin

When will we start holding officers accountable for theirbrutality and excessive use of force?  Evictingprotesters is Unconstitutional and endangers the basic rights of EVERY lastAmerican.  Is this the country we wereraised in, were men and women are beaten, gassed, pepper-sprayed and arrestedfor their disapproval of the government? We have to be careful to protect our Constitutional Rights!  Raise awareness and do your part with thesefree posters I designed for the movement on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot...

Brandt Hardin
Brandt Hardin

When will we start holding officers accountable for theirbrutality and excessive use of force?  Evictingprotesters is Unconstitutional and endangers the basic rights of EVERY lastAmerican.  Is this the country we wereraised in, were men and women are beaten, gassed, pepper-sprayed and arrestedfor their disapproval of the government? We have to be careful to protect our Constitutional Rights!  Raise awareness and do your part with thesefree posters I designed for the movement on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot...

e_dog
e_dog

I'm pretty sure that 99% of Oakland wants Occupy to knock it the fuck off.

Haggie
Haggie

OO makes you think that the protesters that were shot at Kent State probably had it coming and that it wouldn't be such an a bad idea for it to happen again...

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