Raw Video: Michael Moore Speaks to Occupy Oakland
From KGO TV, here’s the raw video of Michael Moore speaking to Occupy Oakland protesters in Frank Ogawa Plaza:
Michael Moore condemns “the militarization of our police departments”
In his speech, documentary filmmaker Michael Moore said he emailed Mayor Jean Quan to see if she would meet with him when he was in Oakland, and that he’d try to reach her after she had concluded her news conference. The crowd booed each time he mentioned her name.
“I have to tell you the other night, not being here and watching from afar what took place here, it was really horrifying, to see what took place here in this country,” Moore said.
Moore called for 30 seconds of silence for Scott Olsen, the 24-year-old Iraq War veteran who was critically injured Tuesday night in a confrontation with police.
After decrying the use of force by police, he said officers should join the movement, too. “Police officers, you’re part of the 99 percent,” he said.
And tweeted by Jean Quan earlier:
I hear Mr. Moore wants to meet with me.I support the 99% and welcome the opportunity.
— Jean Quan (@jeanquan) October 28, 2011
Update Monday, Oct 31: The Bay Citizen has broken up the raw video into different segments…Related