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Victor Martinez library raided and boarded up at midnight on day one
by Biblioteca Popular
Tuesday Aug 14th, 2012 12:50 AM
personal commentary, not by Biblioteca Popular:

Just before midnight dozens of police officers blocked off side streets and raided the library. City workers are boarding the building up now. Fuckers! City officials must love blight and a lack of public resources. Oakland's priorities are upside down when out of town police suck away over 40% of Oakland's budget every year and a community library operated by volunteers at no cost to city taxpayers is not allowed to exist.
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here are tweets from Biblioteca Popular coming fast and furious as raid happens:

Biblioteca Popular ‏@BibliotecaPopul
Library being raided. Please go. #peopleslibrary
11:39 PM - 13 Aug 12

Biblioteca Popular ‏@BibliotecaPopul
nothing was ever more heinous than giving books away from an abandoned building. #peopleslibrary being shut down by a hundred cops
11:41 PM - 13 Aug 12

Biblioteca Popular ‏@BibliotecaPopul
Peoples library being boarded up in the middle of the night, via dozens of cops
11:44 PM - 13 Aug 12
§Streets blocked off in all directions
by Biblioteca Popular Tuesday Aug 14th, 2012 12:50 AM
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Biblioteca Popular ‏@BibliotecaPopul
Streets blocked off in all directions pic.twitter.com/bnaqojs0
11:45 PM - 13 Aug 12
§If u want to commit a crime in Oakland tonight's the night.
by Biblioteca Popular Tuesday Aug 14th, 2012 12:50 AM
Biblioteca Popular ‏@BibliotecaPopul
If u want to commit a crime in Oakland tonight's the night. Every cop in city right here making sure an abandoned building never gets used
11:46 PM - 13 Aug 12
§Just a few of the many many opd
by Biblioteca Popular Tuesday Aug 14th, 2012 12:50 AM
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Biblioteca Popular ‏@BibliotecaPopul
Just a few of the many many opd. To take away books neighborhood kids had donated today. pic.twitter.com/7UMURslu
11:48 PM - 13 Aug 12
§This building was vacant
by Biblioteca Popular Tuesday Aug 14th, 2012 12:50 AM
Biblioteca Popular ‏@BibliotecaPopul
This building was vacant, a place for underaged sex slaves to get raped until today. Tens of thousands of overtime later, its back to normal
11:48 PM - 13 Aug 12
§Biblioteca Popular ‏@BibliotecaPopul
by Biblioteca Popular Tuesday Aug 14th, 2012 12:50 AM
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pic.twitter.com/7V2qxDTL
11:50 PM - 13 Aug 12
§Opd at #peopleslibrary
by Biblioteca Popular Tuesday Aug 14th, 2012 12:50 AM

Biblioteca Popular ‏@BibliotecaPopul
Opd at #peopleslibrary pic.twitter.com/0ywWadna
12:11 AM - 14 Aug 12
§In mundo es posible
by Biblioteca Popular Tuesday Aug 14th, 2012 12:50 AM

Biblioteca Popular ‏@BibliotecaPopul
In mundo es posible #peopleslibrary during Opd raid. pic.twitter.com/sBv2FHYg
12:15 AM - 14 Aug 12
§Grand opening
by Biblioteca Popular Tuesday Aug 14th, 2012 12:50 AM

Biblioteca Popular ‏@BibliotecaPopul
Grand opening. #peopleslibrary pic.twitter.com/FINTgRLt
12:15 AM - 14 Aug 12
§#peopleslibrary opd
by Biblioteca Popular Tuesday Aug 14th, 2012 12:50 AM

Biblioteca Popular ‏@BibliotecaPopul
#peopleslibrary opd pic.twitter.com/yv3jecuG
12:16 AM - 14 Aug 12
§Opd #peopleslibrary
by Biblioteca Popular Tuesday Aug 14th, 2012 12:50 AM

Biblioteca Popular ‏@BibliotecaPopul
Opd #peopleslibrary pic.twitter.com/0gR1Kot6
12:17 AM - 14 Aug 12
§Not sure who these people are
by Biblioteca Popular Tuesday Aug 14th, 2012 12:50 AM
Biblioteca Popular ‏@BibliotecaPopul
Not sure who these people are. #peopleslibrary
12:17 AM - 14 Aug 12
§Here they are
by Biblioteca Popular Tuesday Aug 14th, 2012 12:50 AM
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Biblioteca Popular ‏@BibliotecaPopul
Here they are. #peopleslibrary pic.twitter.com/Jn3aUhUy
12:17 AM - 14 Aug 12
§Still trying to board up door to peoples free library
by Biblioteca Popular Tuesday Aug 14th, 2012 12:50 AM
Biblioteca Popular ‏@BibliotecaPopul
Still trying to board up door to peoples free library
12:18 AM - 14 Aug 12
§1449 miller street
by Biblioteca Popular Tuesday Aug 14th, 2012 12:50 AM

Biblioteca Popular ‏@BibliotecaPopul
1449 miller street. #peopleslibrary pic.twitter.com/IdKetrd6
12:21 AM - 14 Aug 12
§At least 43 cops
by Biblioteca Popular Tuesday Aug 14th, 2012 12:50 AM

Biblioteca Popular ‏@BibliotecaPopul
At least 43 cops. #peopleslibrary pic.twitter.com/r8Id7Ia9
12:39 AM - 14 Aug
§#peopleslibrary
by Biblioteca Popular Tuesday Aug 14th, 2012 12:50 AM

Biblioteca Popular ‏@BibliotecaPopul
#peopleslibrary pic.twitter.com/36uBTlwK
12:41 AM - 14 Aug 12
§#peopleslibrary
by Biblioteca Popular Tuesday Aug 14th, 2012 12:50 AM

Biblioteca Popular ‏@BibliotecaPopul
#peopleslibrary pic.twitter.com/V1HWCkIf
12:48 AM - 14 Aug 12
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Oakland library branches closed today due to budget cutssave our librariesTuesday Aug 14th, 2012 12:38 PM