OAKLAND (KCBS) — Oakland City Hall was shut down Thursday afternoon, after two dozen Occupy Oakland protesters tried to storm the building.

Members of Occupy Oakland’s interfaith coalition called for protesters to take over the mayor’s and city administrator’s offices Thursday after police arrested 12 protesters in Frank Ogawa Plaza on Wednesday night.

After gathering at 2 p.m. at Frank Ogawa Plaza, protesters split up and tried to enter through the side doors on opposite sides of the building.

KCBS’ Bob Butler Reports:

They banged on the doors on the 14th Street side, and demanded to be let in. A man came to the door and told the protesters that someone would come out and talk to them, but that they had to “calm down.”

The protesters then tried to push their way through the doors but were blocked and the doors locked again.

Occupy Oakland has been holding a daily vigil in the plaza since Nov. 29, after police dismantled encampments in the plaza and elsewhere in Oakland.

They were granted a permit to erect a teepee in the space, provided it was removed at 10 p.m. each night. The protesters could then rebuild the teepee each morning at 6 a.m.

However, the city revoked the protesters’ permit earlier this week, saying the protesters had violated many of the permit’s conditions, such as by storing personal belongings in the plaza, including sleeping bags and food, erecting garbage cans and distributing food without health permits.

Legal representatives for Occupy Oakland maintain the group has not violated the permit conditions.

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Comments (8)
  1. Mad Mike says:

    It is WAY PAST time for these people to GO HOME.

  2. Me again says:

    The childish & counterproductive antics of those overgrown kindergartners makes a mockery of the quest for social justice that the Occupy Movement claims to be about. IMHO they act more like pouty deranged children than effective “revolutionaries.”

    The logic-disconnect is perfectly summed up by the case of Occupy Oakland’s ridiculous tree sitters. NOTHING in what they’ve done will ever have the slightest effect towards achieving their stated goals. “Free the Land” the big sign by the current one, demands. Free it from what? Free it from whom? Free it for trees to suffer the nonstop weight of adult humans that Nature never meant for such tree to hold 24/7? Free the tree and the sidewalk it lives on from being owned by a system of local resident taxpayers who pay salaried maintenance stewards to clean up the human waste left at the base of it by the treesitter protesters? ……Brilliant! (not!)

  3. mike peine says:

    please see my comments @ CLaNZeR / PESWiki the Vgate works via PIEZOELECTRICS, etc… mike peine proof that we have not needed gasoline since 1969. STOP POVERTY and the GASOLOONS NOW! take this info to your nearest collage and ask the physics teacher if this is true. i cant read email thanks this is about free energy.

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