A few lo-fi pix of action in Oakland tonight. Mutual aid was present from Alameda County Sheriff and Highway Patrol.
Many of the marchers adhered to the black dress code, winding their way from O-G Plaza down to jail, and around and around.
Eventually a fire was set, drawing in OPD like moths to the flame, leading to a standoff. Protesters on the front lines shouted at the fools at the back of the pack to stop throwing things at the police.
Live streamer OakFoSho was right in the thick of the bedlam that followed; check his stream for archived video of tonight’s events, including a number of arrests (things heat up at around 39 min. / “ten crazy minutes“). MSM was nowhere to be seen, as a number of folks were clubbed, and at least one man was shot with a less lethal projectile.
Video from pfailblog: “#OPD slams woman and her bike to the ground, beat her and chase her down the street!”
OPD actually directed those observing on the periphery into the kettle, telling them they could leave at the other end, which of course was not true. So for awhile a lot of folks were kettled, including livestreamers OakFoSho and Occupy SF’s punkboyinsf, and mass arrest appeared imminent.
Eventually OPD declared unlawful assembly and actually let people go. Six arrests total.
Occupy Oakland is asking everyone to come to the General Assembly on
OG Plaza 19th & Telegraph Sunday 2pm.
UPDATE Video here from OakFoSho’s stream
Occupy Oakland Media:
- #FTP Anti-Repression March: OPD Uses Excessive Force Again
- Violence and Arrests at Anti-Repression/ Fuck the Police March
In-depth Analysis: “Oakland’s Dirty War: Coercive Attrition and the Occupy Movement” on Counterpunch