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Breaking News Reports from Occupy Oakland on Wednesday, November 2nd
by Indybay
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 12:23 PM
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Thursday Nov 3rd, 2011 4:24 AM : Lots of sirens heard in direction of #OccupyOakland now. No confirmed reports on why. Oct 25 raid started at 4:30am
Thursday Nov 3rd, 2011 4:23 AM : San Mateo sheriff's bus used for 52 males, and all others taken in vans. Unknown what jail arrestees taken to
Thursday Nov 3rd, 2011 4:20 AM : NLG puts number of #OccupyOakland arrestees at 76 males and 25 women
Thursday Nov 3rd, 2011 3:31 AM : People are returning to the camp. There is a call for #OccupyOakland people to go now and support the port blockade @ Adeline & 3rd.
Thursday Nov 3rd, 2011 3:14 AM : Huge mutual aid police presence remains in area surrounding #OccupyOakland #OOStrike
Thursday Nov 3rd, 2011 3:13 AM : Police surrounded large #OccupyOakland #OOStrike group by fountain near San Pablo and likely made over 50 arrests incl 4 NLG and 3 medics
Thursday Nov 3rd, 2011 3:00 AM : Crowd in Broadway continuing face off with riot police. Camp is calm but riot police still on San Pablo side. #occupyoakland
Thursday Nov 3rd, 2011 2:07 AM : Police at 15th and Broadway gave "10-second" warning. People chanting "We are Oakland" #OccupyOakland
Thursday Nov 3rd, 2011 2:06 AM : RT @IntifadaTent: Plaza under attack by police. Possible attempt to clear. Support needed. #OO #OccupyOakland
Thursday Nov 3rd, 2011 1:52 AM : Police over loud speaker: "15th & Broadway has been declared an unlawful assembly" chemical weapons warning issued to #OccupyOakland.
Thursday Nov 3rd, 2011 1:44 AM : Police threatening to lob tear gas, arrest at 14th and Broadway #OccupyOakland
Thursday Nov 3rd, 2011 1:33 AM : Estimated 37 people arrested by riot police a few minutes ago. Stand off at camp continues #OccupyOakland
Thursday Nov 3rd, 2011 1:30 AM : Riot police facing off with camp. Arrested some occupiers for no reason, shot a homeless man with beanbag round #OccupyOakland
Thursday Nov 3rd, 2011 1:17 AM : Flash bangs, tear gas and rubber bullets being fired at people from the north side of the plaza. #OccupyOakland
Thursday Nov 3rd, 2011 1:17 AM : Riot police fired tear gas on San pablo side of plaza, have not entered camp yet #occupyoakland
Thursday Nov 3rd, 2011 1:05 AM : Protesters holding anti-police brutality signs/shields at fountain told they are under arrest #OccupyOakland
Thursday Nov 3rd, 2011 1:02 AM : Police tell protesters to put the shields down "You are under arrest" #OccupyOakland
Thursday Nov 3rd, 2011 12:53 AM : Riot police have blocked off San Pablo end of the plaza #OccupyOakland
Thursday Nov 3rd, 2011 12:41 AM : RT @OccupyOakland: Teargas fired at 16th and San Pablo. #OccupyOakland
Thursday Nov 3rd, 2011 12:31 AM : Scores of people sitting in front of riot police, making peace signs, chanting #OccupyOakland
Thursday Nov 3rd, 2011 12:23 AM : Large police line at 15th and Broadway. Flashbangs fired. #OccupyOakland
Thursday Nov 3rd, 2011 12:15 AM : #OccupyOakland camp is peaceful, but flash bang grenades and tear gas going off a couple blocks away
Thursday Nov 3rd, 2011 12:06 AM : Barricades burning at Telegraph and Broadway in response to police attack #OccupyOakland
Thursday Nov 3rd, 2011 12:04 AM : RT @OccupyOakland: Rubber bullets and teargas fired at occupiers at 17th and Broadway. #OccupyOakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 11:55 PM : Riot police moving in on occupied building at 520 16th Street; Police shooting rubber bullets, tear gas, smoke bombs. #OccupyOakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 11:53 PM : Riot police have arrived at San Pablo and 16th St, apparently intending to raid the occupied building #OccupyOakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 11:36 PM : RT @OccupyOakland: Cops massing at greyhound station. Riot gear on. #OccupyOakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 11:10 PM : 16th Street barricaded with trash cans; police copter circles lower and lower. #OccupyOakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 11:07 PM : Dance party going on inside and out of occupied building on 16th St #OccupyOakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 10:48 PM : Traveler's Aid Society invited to resume providing services, or it will become a library and workshop space for the people #occupyoakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 10:46 PM : Occupied building is 520 16th St, former Oakland branch of Traveler's Aid Society which provided homeless services. #OccupyOakland #OOStrike
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 10:39 PM : March has arrived at occupied building with Occupy Everything banner on 16th between Telegraph and san pablo #oostrike #occupyoakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 10:36 PM : March heading north on Telegraph from 14th and Broadway #OccupyOakland #OOStrike
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 10:26 PM : Baseball game going on in 14th and Broadway liberated zone #OccupyOakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 10:25 PM : People still arriving back at the plaza from the port. Crowd gathered at 14th and Broadway. #OccupyOakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 10:01 PM : People at the port need food and water. Just bring it down there! It will be much appreciated. #OccupyOakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 9:44 PM : Two #OccupyOakland protesters hit by a car earlier at 11th and Broadway are reportedly in the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 8:43 PM : APL picketers heading back to downtown after confirming that workers will not be back til morning. #OccupyOakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 8:42 PM : ILWU wants to shut down the port for 24 hours! Be at the main gate at 3am and 6am to make sure the next shifts can't enter. #OccupyOakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 8:41 PM : Two #OccupyOakland protesters hit by car, possibly on purpose. One has reportedly died.
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 8:40 PM : Craig from ILWU showing his union card at APL gate to prove identity after relaying message from ILWU president #OccupyOakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 8:37 PM : ILWU speaking at APL gate. Workers were unable to work. Workers went home and will not be working tonight. #OccupyOakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 8:33 PM : Picket line continuing at APL on Middle Harbor. It's not over. Waiting for arbitrator to show up #OccupyOakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 8:25 PM : Human microphone at SSA on Middle Harbor declares mission accomplished, no workers coming, picketers heading back downtown #OccupyOakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 8:12 PM : Spirits strong, dance party at Hanjin entrance on Middle Harbor #OccupyOakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 8:01 PM : RT @OccupyOakland: Reconvergence at north end of oscar grant plaza (by flower shop) at 10:00 pm. #OccupyOakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 7:58 PM : Picket line at Maritime and 14th holding it down, waiting for arbitrator as 8oclock hour nears #OccupyOakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 7:50 PM : Picket line at 7th and Maritime waving at bart passengers from railroad tower. Workers can go home but not allowed into port #OccupyOakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 7:39 PM : Picket holding strong at 7th and Middle Harbor. Some folks walking up 7th to reinforce other entrances #OccupyOakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 7:13 PM : Picketers continue to block driveway on Maritime as 7pm shift is pushed back to 8pm #OccupyOakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 7:05 PM : Human microphone on Maritime St just announced port is shutdown #OccupyOakland (and picketers need water)
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 7:03 PM : RT @OccupyOakland: At Port of America with 500 ppl. Port shut down. People picketing in circles & chanting- cops down road are staying put
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 6:49 PM : Picket line holding strong on Maritime and 14th. Hope the taco trucks stocked up. #OccupyOakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 6:33 PM : A line of police cars is reportedly on the way to the Port of Oakland. #OccupyOakland #oostrike
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 6:26 PM : Police with riot gear are reportedly being called into Oakland from San Mateo County and other jurisdictions. #OccupyOakland #oostrike
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 6:09 PM : People still marching way back in downtown Oakland #OccupyOakland #OWS
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 5:59 PM : Trucks, trains, railroads occupied, Port of Oakland shutdown by tens of thousands of people as sun sets over the bay #OccupyOakland #OWS
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 5:33 PM : #occupysf now blocking a second gate of the Oakland Port. #generalstrike #occupyoakland #oostrike
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 5:29 PM : 20,000 people arriving at port in mile or more long march, plus another march behind it #OccupyOakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 5:25 PM : Huge march arrives at Port of Oakland chanting, "Whose Port? Our Port!" #OccupyOakland #oostrike
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 5:23 PM : front of the first march has arrived at the port as people continue to march from 14th and Broadway #OccupyOakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 5:20 PM : no end in sight to #OccupyOakland strike march from the 14th St freeway overpass "Redistribution or revolution"
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 5:18 PM : An Indybay march counter is at 15-20,000 as people continue to arrive at 14th and Broadway #OccupyOakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 5:10 PM : Huge #occupyoakland strike march continuing to pour down 14th St towards port, bicycle sound systems blaring
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 4:32 PM : Feminists and Queers Against Capitalism Bloc to lead march from 14th and Broadway at 5pm. #OccupyOakland #oostrike
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 4:28 PM : March on the port at least 6 blocks long, still leaving the plaza; Critical Mass is ahead of it #OccupyOakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 4:14 PM : Approx. 150 ppl at #OccupyOakland #GeneralStrike Library Teach-in. #oostrike
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 3:59 PM : RT @californiabeat: Crowd of at least 5,000 #OccupyOakland protesters preparing to march to Port of Oakland. #oostrike
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 3:47 PM : RT @OccupyOakland: 7 buses of 50ppl each headed to the oakland port to shut it down! #OccupyOakland #oostrike
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 2:58 PM : RT @BootsRiley: Be at 14th & Broadway at 3:45 to leave to shut down the port SHARPLY at 4pm! Port still workin @ 40%. #OccupyOakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 2:53 PM : RT @BootsRiley: Ppl have been shuttin down banks, and movin in furniture from foreclosed homes. Thousands in the streets. #OccupyOakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 12:39 PM : RT @OccupyOakland: Massive "Occupy Banks" banner hung up across Webster St by urban climbers. #OccupyOakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 11:59 AM : Several dowtown banks shut down by #OOStrike including Wells Fargo, Citibank, & Comerica #OccupyOakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 11:02 AM : RT @globalexchange: Laney College students have walked out and marching down street now to join action. #OO #OccupyOakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 10:57 AM : RT @OccupyOakland: 5,000 strikers marching down Clay. #generalstrike #occupyoakland #oo
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 10:51 AM : KPFA broadcasting live from the #GeneralStrike, 10am-1pm & 3-6pm. 94.1FM, 88.1FM in the Central Valley, and kpfa.org #OccupyOakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 10:17 AM : Crowd rallying at 14th & Broadway now marching toward "the banks." #OccupyOakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 10:07 AM : RT @OccupyOakland: Wildcat longshoremen strike activity during the early shift has closed the Port of Oakland! #generalstrike #occupyoakland

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by via New York City
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 12:34 PM
5pm-7pm: Oakland Solidarity Rally & March Against Police Brutality and For Racial Justice! Support Occupy Oakland and their General Strike with a rally and unpermitted march on City Hall. The rally at Liberty Plaza will include speakers from Iraq Veterans Against the War and local racial justice organizations! To create a space for all to show their solidarity, we welcome those that seek an alternative to an unpermitted march to join us for a rally and vigil at Liberty Plaza during the march!
by photo above OG Plaza
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 2:56 PM
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Thousands of #OccupyOakland supporters marching for #GeneralStrike
by with paint
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 3:06 PM
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photo: @djdsharp
by via @susie_c
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 3:27 PM

@susie_c: #oaklandstrike B of A on Lakeshore is thoroughly trashed. Paint, grafitti, signs, broken windows & ATMs
by via @californiabeat
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 3:31 PM

@californiabeat: BREAKING: #occupyoakland protesters shatter windows at Bank of America branch at Kaiser Center.
by earleir today
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 3:57 PM

Demonstrators are reportedly able to receive mail in Oscar Grant Plaza.
by via @OccupyOakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 4:02 PM

@matthai: Maybe 150 at #OccupyOakland #generalstrike library teach-in
by via @LucyKafanov
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 4:28 PM

@LucyKafanov: #occupyoakland @BootsRiley at front of #oo march on port. Thousand or so behind
by repost
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 4:35 PM
Oakland Tribune reports:

While a number of pizza shops, cafes and other restaurants opened for business, some of the stores near the heart of the protest kept their doors closed today, including Walgreens, Rite Aid, Foot Locker, Spitz Jewelers, Lucky Money, Twilight Zone, and Scottrade, a stock trading company.

Men's Wearhouse, Saigon Restaurant and Oaklandish are also closed, in solidarity with the movement, and Oaksterdam University is closed as well. Also:

Others remained open: Payless Shoe Source, Subway Sandwich and Plaza Cafe, along with several pizza places.

insidebayarea.com/ci_19247017
by via @susie_c
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 4:38 PM

susie_c: More tame Citibank shut down across from the plaza.
by via @soynowhip
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 6:04 PM
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@soynowhip: The entire ramp to the port of Oakland is packed with people from #OccupyOakland
by via @OccupyLA
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 6:55 PM

@OccupyLA: march has grown to probably 1,000 or more
by via @californiabeat
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 9:01 PM
@californiabeat: Protesters have erected metal barricade on 3rd and Adeline, trapping several news vehicles
by via @californiabeat
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 9:10 PM

@californiabeat: 3rd & Adeline entrance to Port of Oakland still blocked by large crowd. News vans trapped.
by via @lecultureclub
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 10:37 PM

Building at 520 16th street taken by protesters #occupyoakland
by via @EthanCoxMtl
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 11:21 PM
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@EthanCoxMtl: "Strike! Take over! Occupy everything!" crowd chants. 520 16th Street has been occupied.
by via @GonzOakland
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 11:44 PM
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@GonzOakland: Barricades go up at 16th and San Pablo. #occupyoakland
by solidarity
Wednesday Nov 2nd, 2011 11:51 PM
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Flyer handed out at the Occupation of Foreclosed Property 520 16th St.
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see note above - Two #OccupyOakland protesters hit by a car earlier