Occupy Oakland: Flyer Asks Residents to "Beat Up" Anarchists at Anniversary Protest

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Go ahead, Mayor Quan, work your magic on this one
Oakland received a chilling missive over the weekend from a group of folks who are calling on the city's residents to bring bats and beat the shit out of anarchists and vandals during next week's Occupy protest.

The flyer, which was disseminated throughout downtown, urges residents to defend the city and calls on them to get violent, especially on the black-clad caucasians who use the city "as a canvas for their divisive and violent message."


From what we understand, nobody is taking responsibility for one-page post, which provides no contact information or anything of substance regarding authorship. But whoever did leave the flyer claims to be from a group calling itself Defend Our Oakland Movement (aka DOOM), according to news reports.

Needless to say, city officials aren't thrilled by the latest downtown promotion; according to the Oakland TribuneCouncilman Ignacio De La Fuente, who hasn't been a huge fan of Occupy protesters from the get-go, bluntly said whoever wrote up this flyer is "obviously an extremist and crazy."

Next Thursday marks the first anniversary of the Occupy Oakland eviction, where police in riot gear stormed the group's campsite in downtown, breaking down tents and evicting protesters. 

The early-morning raid quickly devolved into protests, chaos, and violence, putting Oakland --  once again -- in a negative light. This incident led to periodic protests throughout the year, which included anarchists who would vandalize businesses throughout downtown. 

Oakland police say they're prepared for any nonsense to come next week. Or you could just ignore those shady flyers, because, let's face it, the last thing Oakland needs is more violence.  
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leftgoneright
leftgoneright

protest is a bay area tradition and so is the vigilante committee.  since city hall and the police dept seem to have made the rights of the thugs, vandals, naked guys, homeless, etc. paramount, what is left but to bring back the vigilante committee and restore law and order and install some civility in our communites?  i used to be for the occupy movement, but breaking into private property and smashing windows drives more people away from the moment than endears them to it.

FakeJeanQuan
FakeJeanQuan

If there's one thing I can be proud of accomplishing in my life, it's getting SFWeakly to use that wizard hat picture for every article in which they mention RealJeanQuan. Ahh. Satisfaction.Don't bring bats! Make Quan Masks. Toodle Loo. 

IHateOccupy
IHateOccupy

 

 

Most Oaklanders think this is a great idea.

John LaForgia
John LaForgia

...except in Oakland, when you say "bats", they hear "fully automatic, loaded weapons, and a few clips of extra ammo". =/

PFailBlog
PFailBlog

@punkboyinsf Well, seems like DOOM's plan is backfiring. Look at all this press about #O25 #OO

John LaForgia
John LaForgia

As much as I abhor violence...damned if I can think of a better way to deal with these smacktards.

Rick Haelig
Rick Haelig

Frighteningly, I think this is an excellent idea.

ohohorion
ohohorion

 @IHateOccupy yeah i love occupy what are u doing to stop foreclosures by the 1% what are u doing to fight for single payer health care . what are u doing to support the strikes . what are you doing to help the homeless what are u doing to stop the racist police murders .what are you doing to stop the wars.what are u doing to support Wallmart workers ILWU Grocery clerks Port workers airport workers.post office workers  There were 800 occupys in usa whiich were destroyed by the agents of the 1% the terrorist police in 3am raids destroying property beating and shooting people  and what we should have done is when they attacked us we should have gone on the offense .BURN BABY BURN maybe the best defense is an offense . .Any body who attacks any Occupier well be delt with Severley as an Agent of the 1%.

StupStuk
StupStuk

@PFailBlog but wasn't that your idea when you created & posted those D.O.O.M flyers? Great work as always, PF. #OO

JustSikko
JustSikko

@PFailBlog @punkboyinsf unless that was their plan #doom-ception

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