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Breaking News from Oakland March 4th I-880 Action
by Indybay
Friday Mar 5th, 2010 3:13 AM
For more on March 4th actions, see http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/02/27/18639000.php
Friday Mar 5th, 2010 10:17 PM : Francois Zimany, local high school student who fell from I-880 in Oakland, left Highland hospital and is at home tonight
Friday Mar 5th, 2010 4:49 PM : About 65 released total from Santa Rita so far. About 40 or more to go...
Friday Mar 5th, 2010 4:47 PM : Two Democracy Now! and one SF Bay Guardian reporters also released from Santa Rita with Indybay reporter
Friday Mar 5th, 2010 4:14 PM : Indybay reporter covering March 4th in Oakland released from Santa Rita!
Friday Mar 5th, 2010 3:58 PM : All 40+ March 4th I-880 arrestees released from Glenn Dyer in Oakland; ~90+ in Santa Rita trickling out
Friday Mar 5th, 2010 3:24 AM : report from arrestee: Ten I-880 arrestees released from Oakland. No one at Santa Rita yet we think ... 155 total

Thursday Mar 4th, 2010 9:06 PM : Indybay reporter is one of those arrested in Oakland
Thursday Mar 4th, 2010 8:20 PM : hundreds of students occupying intersection at Clock Tower in Santa Cruz
Thursday Mar 4th, 2010 8:19 PM : arrestees from interstate action held in paddywagons at santa rita. police informed them most will be cited and released tonight.
Thursday Mar 4th, 2010 7:25 PM : Dozens of protesters now on sherriff bus, headed to Santa Rita jail, after being arrested on 880 freeway. 100-120 arrests estimated.
Thursday Mar 4th, 2010 5:51 PM : Oakland: Protester Taken Away In Ambulance, Eyewitnesses Reported Seeing Man Shoved Over Side Of Freeway By Police
Thursday Mar 4th, 2010 5:49 PM : All Lanes of I880 In Downtown Oakland Were Shut Down Shortly Before 5 As Protesters Marched Onto Freeway
Thursday Mar 4th, 2010 5:22 PM : Protesters In Downtown Oakland Heading Onto Freeway Are Surrounded And Many Are Being Arrested

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by one of them
Friday Mar 5th, 2010 8:06 AM
most of the protesters that were taken to downtown oakland jail have been cited and released. One male there was charged with resisting arrest and will have to wait and see a judge. charges were unlawful assembly and obstruction of a public place. court for many is april 5 9AM dept 107 at 661 washington, please come support.

i dont have any info on the 2 busloads of people that were sent to santa rita, not to say there isnt any

fuck yea!
KTVU Channel 2 reported that the unnamed Brother (who either fell or was shoved by the police 25 feet ) was in critical condition and was ''fading in and out of consciousness ''
Hopefully that's not accurate but has anyone received any more recent up dates ?
by indybay volunteer
Friday Mar 5th, 2010 1:55 PM
The update was moved to its own post.

See this:
by pablo Cepero
Friday Mar 5th, 2010 11:01 PM
Weird how the cops moved into positions that forced protesters towards (as opposed to away from) freeway ramp. Note whole line of cop cars lined up on 10th ave. then just as protesters approach 10th on MLK they move into position blocking them from turning left away from freeway or straight away from freeway - forcing them to turn right towards the freeway ramp. they could have easily done the opposite and forced them to turn away from the freeway either left or straight. I'm sure they knew where the protesters were headed. All the riot cops were in force on 12th ave. parallel to the protesters moving towards the freeway also. Upon reaching Castro street, a line of motorcycle cops moved into position to the left.

Did they wan't to have the protesters up on the freeway when they made their move on them?


by TomVeeTV
Saturday Mar 6th, 2010 12:12 AM
Copy the following to embed the movie into another web page:
download video:

m4_i-880_entry.mp4 (16.3MB)

After the rally against cuts to education in front of Oakland City Hall a group of about 200 demonstrators march up an off ramp of the 880 and onto the freeway blocking traffic.

I apologize for the quality of the video. I had to keep moving and if I had gotten any closer I would have been arrested. A policewoman hit me with a club (knocking the battery off of my camera) and then after the cop with the bullhorn told his minions to arrest me I ran and jumped a fence.
by student
Saturday Mar 6th, 2010 3:47 AM
great job getting the video and getting away from the mobs with the batons. thats the kinda smarts we need!
SF solidarty!