Occupy Oakland may be overshadowing it’s San Francisco counterpart in international attention, but SF is considering branching out to Civic Center Plaza as early as this weekend.
One of Oakland’s landmark buildings was spared from major damage during the violence that followed Wednesday’s Occupy Oakland general strike, thanks to a man sentry who stood guard in the lobby.
A small group of protesters was blocking truck traffic at the Port of Oakland a day after a crowd of thousands shut down the major shipping hub. Meanwhile, sporadic confrontations continued overnight between police and Occupy Oakland protesters.
Thousands of Occupy Oakland protesters demonstrated at the Port of Oakland Wednesday night, effectively shutting down operations.
Groups of Occupy Oakland protesters broke off from a main rally near the city hall plaza to picket at nearby banks during a day where activists called for a general strike.
Hundreds of teachers will be among thousands expected to participate in the general strike organized by Occupy Oakland on Wednesday.
The head of the union that represents Oakland’s police officers said Tuesday that officers are “very confused” about what he said are mixed messages from the city’s leaders about Occupy Oakland.
Occupy Oakland protesters said Monday that their plans for a general strike on Wednesday include marching on the Port of Oakland and shutting it down.