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Occupy Oakland General Strike - Banks Shut Down in Morning, 11/2/11: photos
by Dave Id
Sunday Nov 6th, 2011 11:32 PM
On November 2nd, the General Strike that the Occupy Oakland General Assembly called for on October 26th came to fruition, larger and more effective than many people had expected. Oscar Grant Plaza and surrounding streets were overflowing with people, young and old, throughout the entire day. Large contingents of students marched to the plaza from UC Berkeley and Laney College. Other student groups from Mills College, local high schools, and elsewhere gathered in the thousands, while thousands of workers and those representing labor unions also joined the General Strike and Day of Action, including nearly twenty percent of Oakland's teachers. From the flatbed of a truck parked on the sidewalk at 14th & Broadway, a diverse range of speakers addressed the large crowds about the growing economic inequalities facing Oakland and the entire United States. In the morning, as promised, downtown banks were forced to close for the day by large throngs of marchers and demonstrators who targeted several branches in the area. Many businesses throughout downtown voluntarily closed for the day.

[Pictured above: view of crowd and speakers at 10am from the truck at the intersection at 14th & Broadway. Click photo for larger version.]



Occupy Oakland General Strike November 2nd! No Business As Usual November 2nd!
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/11/02/18696666.php

Indybay Breaking News Reports from Occupy Oakland on Wednesday, November 2nd
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/11/02/18696729.php

Strike Announcement
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/26/18695438.php



Occupy Oakland
http://www.occupyoakland.org/strike



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§Large labor march leaves the area in front of the plaza
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§March heads up Broadway
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§Shutting down Wells Fargo at 12th Street and Broadway
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§Make Banks Pay!
by Dave Id Sunday Nov 6th, 2011 11:32 PM
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§Comerica Bank at 12th and Broadway shut down for the day
by Dave Id Sunday Nov 6th, 2011 11:32 PM
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Courage to Resist - Stand with Brad
http://www.couragetoresist.org/bradley/
§Walgreens at 14th & Broadway closed for the day
by Dave Id Sunday Nov 6th, 2011 11:32 PM
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§Your friendly food tent volunteer staff
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§We Love U Oscar [Grant] wheatpaste
by Dave Id Sunday Nov 6th, 2011 11:32 PM
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§Death to Capitalism
by Dave Id Sunday Nov 6th, 2011 11:32 PM
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§Student speaks from loudspeaker truck at 14th & Broadway
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§General Strike Children's Brigade
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§Children chant "We are the 99" and "Oakland, Oakland, Oakland"
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§Photos continued
by Dave Id Monday Nov 7th, 2011 3:07 AM

Occupy Oakland General Strike - Banks Smashed Up in Afternoon, 11/2/11: photos, 1 of 2
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/11/07/18698004.php