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Photos from J28 Move-in Day (Plan B) -- 2/2
Second round of photos from January 28th.
After several attempts at kettling marchers, OPD finally trapped us at 23rd and Broadway in front of the YMCA. OPD officers who arrested us claimed that we were given dispersal orders at 3PM and that this order remained in effect at 7:40 when they arrested us. Myself along with two other journalists (that I witnessed) were swept up in the kettle and arrested along with close to 300 marchers.
Beginning of the second march. Rumors swirled in the crowd that Occupiers were going to take the Travellers Aid Building. When we arrived at the destination, workers had barricaded themselves in and were replacing glass in the windows. With the Travellers Aid building unavailable, the march snaked around Uptown. OPD followed and tried to kettle the snake march on 4 separate occasions.
Marching through the Uptown Lofts. Shortly after this photo was taken police lined both the entrance and exits to 20th St.
A fire hydrant was opened to slow down the rushing police line.
At this point the march was kettled at Kaiser memorial park. I was able to evade getting trapped and made it to the other side of the lines.
An OUSD teacher yells at the line cops about being detained with nowhere to go. The officers wouldn't answer whether or not marchers were being detained. At this point in the march, no order for dispersal had been given.
Shortly after, the cops tear gassed the crowd (and again, they gassed themselves).
After marching approx 1 mile and narrowly escaping 2 more kettles, the OPD finally trapped us in front of the YMCA.
those trapped in the kettle chanted "Let Us Go" and "This is a hostage situation!"
One of the many violent arrests that evening.
I was cell mates with this guy. He is a 70 year old who is still kicking it with us. Here, he is getting treated for the earlier tear gassing.
The woman with the sunglasses in the lower right was punched in the face by an officer and her glasses broke in half. She was forced to wear her prescription sunglasses.