Tag: Occupy Oakland
Journalist Thomas Peele and database producer Daniel Willis from the Bay Area News Group have been posting dozens of emails about Occupy Oakland, culled from a set of 1,200 sent by Oakland city officials during the period when the Occupy encampment took root at Frank Ogawa Plaza, up to the first police raid on Oct […]
KQED publishes ouRXperience, a blog from community correspondents, to enrich coverage of health issues across California. Xan West reports from her neighborhood of West Oakland. Because Occupy Oakland has so dominated the news in the last several weeks, West stepped outside of the health beat and asked a handful of her friends and acquaintances for reaction to the movement.
Here’s a video, posted a couple of weeks ago under the banner of “Anonymous,” which takes to task the notorious “Black Bloc” that has engaged in confrontational tactics with police and destroyed property during the Occupy Oakland protests. Anonymous, you may recall, is an extremely loose-knit group of computer hackers and activists that gained a […]
On Wednesday night, the Oakland Police released a video and photos of vandals breaking into and damaging City Hall and the YMCA, during the Occupy protests on Saturday. About 300 people were arrested during the daylong protests, which included an attempt to take over the Kaiser Convention Center to use as an Occupy base.
After last weekend’s arrests of hundreds of people participating in the Occupy Oakland demonstration, various cross-currents seem to be roiling the group and its relationship with both city leaders and the community. The Chronicle today reports on a split in the movement over the use of violence. Meanwhile, the battered image of the Oakland Police […]
On Saturday, when police and Occupy Oakland demonstrators squared off in clashes that resulted in the arrests of at least 400 people, a handful of journalists found themselves either detained or arrested themselves after getting caught in a police “kettle.” Here are just some of the dramatic tweets from reporters during the confrontations: Vivian Ho, […]
Police Crowd Control Tactics Again an Issue in Occupy Oakland Protest; Video: Jean Quan Gives Media Tour of City Hall Damage
Sunday was meant to be a daylong ‘rise-up’ festival for Occupy Oakland, held at the site of what was supposed to be the group’s new social center. But when Occupy’s plans on Saturday to take over a building and establish a physical headquarters were foiled by police, Occupy regrouped and moved the gathering to Frank […]
10 p.m.: We’re wrapping up our continued blogging of today’s Occupy Oakland protest and police action. As we sign off, ABC7 is showing dozens of police officers arrayed on the east side of the 14th and Broadway intersection with a smaller number of protesters across the way at the entrance to Frank Ogawa Plaza. Ten […]
Update Friday: Well that was quick. From Bay City News last night: One protester was arrested and more than a dozen were cited for trespassing when police raided an Occupy Oakland camp in West Oakland this evening. Police responded to the encampment, located at a lot in the 2000 block of Peralta Street in West […]
The race is on between two groups trying to recall Oakland mayor Jean Quan. On Monday, the city attorney said it was legal for two recall efforts to proceed independently of each other. (Read pdf of the legal opinion here.) One of the efforts is led by former mayoral candidate Greg Harland, who says Quan […]