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City of Oakland Notice and Demand to Occupy Oakland to Cease Violations, Fri, Oct 21, 4 pm
After allowing the occupation of Oscar Grant Plaza for twelve days, the City of Oakland now threatens occupiers with arrest. Presumably city council member Desley Brooks will have to remove her tent as well or risk seizure by the city. Here's the notice:
PERSONS STAYING OVERNIGHT IN FRANK OGAWA PLAZA
Date: October 21, 2011
NOTICE OF VIOLATIONS
DEMAND TO CEASE VIOLATIONS
THIS NOTICE SUPERSEDES ALL PREVIOUS NOTICES
The City of Oakland and its police department support and protect the right of all individuals to engage in
free speech and their right to assemble. However, this encampment is a violation of the law.
You do not have permission to lodge overnight in Frank Ogawa Plaza. You must remove all tents,
sleeping bags, tarps, cooking facilities and equipment and any other lodging material from the Plaza
immediately. Your continued use of the Plaza for overnight lodging will subject you to arrest.
Your activities are injurious to health, obstruct the free use of property, interfering with the comfortable
enjoyment of the Plaza, and unlawfully obstruct the free passage or use of a public park or square.
(California Penal Code sections 370 and 647(e) and Civil Code section 3479.) You must allow all
persons, including Oakland Police officers and other emergency personnel, access to all areas of the Plaza
at all times.
You are making fires in a public park in violation of OMC 12.64.160. You must remove all barbecues
YOUR CONTINUED VIOLATION OF THESE LAWS WILL SUBJECT YOU TO
ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES, CIVIL PENALTIES, CITATION, AND IMMEDIATE ARREST.
YOUR CONTINUED VIOLATION OF THE LAW WILL SUBJECT YOUR TENTS, STOVES,
SLEEPING BAGS, TARPS, AND ANY OTHER BELONGINGS LEFT IN THE PLAZA TO
IMMEDIATE REMOVAL FROM THE PLAZA BY THE CITY OF OAKLAND.
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