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Police Crowd Control Tactics Again an Issue in Occupy Oakland Protest; Video: Jean Quan Gives Media Tour of City Hall Damage

January 30, 2012 | 11:25 am

Police Crowd Control Tactics Again an Issue in Occupy Oakland Protest; Video: Jean Quan Gives Media Tour of City Hall Damage

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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 […]

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Occupy Oakland Marches, in Daylong Faceoff with Police

January 28, 2012 | 3:39 pm

Occupy Oakland Marches, in Daylong Faceoff with Police

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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 […]

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Police Raid Latest Occupy Encampment

December 28, 2011 | 11:00 pm

Police Raid Latest Occupy Encampment

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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 […]

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The Race to Recall Jean Quan is On

December 21, 2011 | 8:55 am

The Race to Recall Jean Quan is On

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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 […]

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December 15, 2011 | 11:42 am

Oakland Police Investigating Captain Who Approved Projectile Use Against Occupy Protesters

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The police captain who approved using beanbag projectiles against Occupy Oakland protesters and the SWAT officer who fired a beanbag round at a demonstrator have been reassigned during an investigation into the tactics. Oakland police Capt. Ersie Joyner III tells the Contra Costa Times that he could be fired or demoted because […]

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Did Rank-and-File Union Members Support the Port Shutdown?

December 13, 2011 | 4:35 pm

Did Rank-and-File Union Members Support the Port Shutdown?

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During our coverage of the Oakland port shutdown yesterday, we wrote a little bit about labor’s decidedly tepid if not negative response to Occupy Oakland’s protest on behalf of Longview, Washington ILWU workers in a dispute with the grain exporter EGT. The leadership of the ILWU as well as various locals declared their opposition to […]

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Occupy Brings Protest to Oakland Port

December 12, 2011 | 4:10 pm

Occupy Brings Protest to Oakland Port

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Latest updates Today protesters are trying to shut down ports along the West Coast. In Oakland, protesters gathered around 5:30 a.m. at the West Oakland BART station. Our reporter Andrew Stelzer estimated about a thousand who then marched through the streets of West Oakland. From AP: The protesters are targeting the locations because they believe […]

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November 21, 2011 | 8:27 am

A.M. Splash: Police Move Against Occupy Protesters in SF, Oakland; UC Davis Police Chief Placed on Leave Over Pepper-Spray Incident

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Police confront Occupy protesters in S.F., Oakland (SF Chronicle) San Francisco and Oakland authorities moved to take greater control of the Occupy protests Sunday, raiding an offshoot of the San Francisco encampment and clearing a new camp in a vacant lot in Oakland. UC Davis police chief placed on leave following pepper-spray incident (Sacramento Bee) […]

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November 20, 2011 | 8:38 pm

Occupy Update: San Francisco, Oakland, UC Davis Pepper Spray Video

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A quick roundup of Sunday’s “Occupy” developments around the Bay Area. We’ll start with the latest developments tonight, then go back to earlier in the day: San Francisco OccupySF protesters have taken over the street in front of the Federal Reserve and have been joined by Supervisors Eric Mar and David Campos (and perhaps others). […]

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Occupy Oakland Announces Fox Square Park in Uptown District as New Site for Encampment; Watch Press Conference

November 18, 2011 | 10:31 am

Occupy Oakland Announces Fox Square Park in Uptown District as New Site for Encampment; Watch Press Conference

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Occupy Oakland said today it wants to set up a new encampment at Fox Square Park in the rapidly gentrifying Uptown district, which has tried to position itself as a hip, upscale arts and entertainment hub. (Watch the full press conference here.) View Larger Map Some residents are not happy, to say the least, as […]

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