Frank Ogawa Plaza
A day of action by Occupy Oakland activists on Monday resulted in tense encounters with police and counter-protesters but there weren’t any arrests or reports of violence.
Twelve people charged with crimes in connection with Occupy Oakland protests have been ordered to stay away from Frank Ogawa Plaza and the Oakland Convention Center.
Oakland City Hall reopened Monday after municipal employees worked to clean up damage they said was caused over the weekend by Occupy protesters, about 400 of whom were arrested following clashes with police.
Saturday’s break-in culminated a day of clashes between protesters and police. Interim Police Chief Howard Jordan said nearly 400 people were arrested on charges ranging from failure to disperse and vandalism.
Police arrested around 200 Occupy Oakland protesters during a day of action Saturday that began with the protesters’ attempt to take over a vacant building to establish a community center there.
In a statement Friday, Oakland City Administrator Deanna Santana said the city would not be “bullied by threats of violence or illegal activity.”
Occupy Oakland activists said they plan to take over a vacant building at an undisclosed location somewhere in the city on Saturday to establish a new home.
Oakland City Hall was shut down Thursday afternoon, after two dozen Occupy Oakland protesters tried to storm the building.
12 people were arrested overnight as Oakland police dismantled a teepee erected by Occupy demonstrators in Frank Ogawa Plaza that city officials said violated the terms of a permit.
Occupy Oakland protesters are once again facing eviction from Frank Ogawa Plaza as police have revoked their permit to maintain a presence outside City Hall.