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Occupy Oakland General Strike - Banks Smashed Up in Afternoon, 11/2/11: photos, 1 of 2
by Dave Id
Monday Nov 7th, 2011 2:22 AM
At 2pm on November 2nd, as part of the Occupy Oakland General Strike Day and Day of Action, a large Anti-Capitalist March departed from Telegraph Avenue and Broadway. Two large anti-capitalist banners were hung prior to the march along the march route. As the march wound through downtown Oakland, numerous banks, a church, a Whole Foods, and the office of the president of the University of California were targeted with vandalism and property destruction. No arrests were made, although at Whole Foods one man in a yellow helmet took it upon himself to tackle a masked woman to the ground. The crowd pulled him off of her and the march proceeded until eventually returning to the area of 14th & Broadway.
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[Pictured above: marchers get in formation behind banners at 17th and Broadway. Banner reads, "If We Cannot Live, We Will Not Work! General Strike"]



Anti-Capitalist March announcement
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/31/18696293.php

Occupy Oakland General Strike - Banks Shut Down in Morning, 11/2/11: photos
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/11/06/18697977.php

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



For more information:
§This Is Class War - Just Win Baby, seen on
by Dave Id Monday Nov 7th, 2011 2:22 AM
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The anarchy shield and "just win" slogan are plays on the Oakland Raiders logo and Al Davis' motto for the team.
§Occupy the Banks banner hung over Webster at 20th Street
by Dave Id Monday Nov 7th, 2011 2:22 AM
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§Windows at Chase Bank branch on Webster and 20th shattered
by Dave Id Monday Nov 7th, 2011 2:22 AM
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§Guarding Wells Fargo on Webster
by Dave Id Monday Nov 7th, 2011 2:22 AM
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§City National Bank on Webster
by Dave Id Monday Nov 7th, 2011 2:22 AM
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§Springleaf Financial Services on Webster
by Dave Id Monday Nov 7th, 2011 2:22 AM
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§Marching up Grand Avenue
by Dave Id Monday Nov 7th, 2011 2:22 AM
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§STRIKE written on Whole Foods at 27th Street and Harrison
by Dave Id Monday Nov 7th, 2011 2:22 AM
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It had been announced earlier in the day from the loudspeaker truck at 14th & Broadway that Whole Foods management had threatened to fire any employees who took off work on November 2nd in support of the General Strike. The Occupy Oakland Strike Assembly had vowed to "picket and or occupy any business or school which disciplines employees or students in ANY way for participating in the November 2nd strike and day of action" (http://www.occupyoakland.org/2011/10/picket-and-occupy-warning-to-employers-etc/). The grocery store's management denied to the corporate media later in the day that such a threat had been issued.
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This photograph was taken a second before the man pulled her all the way to the ground, wrapping his arms and legs around her. Contrary to what the corporate media reported, this woman was not the person who painted "Strike" across Whole Foods windows. Why the man in the yellow helmet chose to single out and throw to the ground a petite woman, when there were plenty of masked men painting graffiti or breaking windows throughout the march, is unknown. It could be presumed that he was trying to stop property destruction by assaulting the woman, but it is also unclear what he intended to do with her beyond tackling her to the ground.
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§Yellow helmet man
by Dave Id Monday Nov 7th, 2011 2:22 AM
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Well my name is Dick Doolittle and I'm a reporter from Grime magazine and we'd like you to comment on the tragic riots
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/07/10/18653434.php
§March moves on, around Lake Merritt on Grand Avenue here
by Dave Id Monday Nov 7th, 2011 2:22 AM
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§Photos continued
by Dave Id Monday Nov 7th, 2011 3:05 AM

Occupy Oakland General Strike - Banks Smashed Up in Afternoon, 11/2/11: photos, 2 of 2
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/11/07/18698029.php