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Report Back on the March 15th demonstration in Oakland
by Bay Area RAC
Saturday Mar 16th, 2013 1:22 AM
Report back on the "Anti-Capitalist Rally & March Against Police Repression" friday night in Oakland.
Let us begin by expressing our solidarity to the 250+ who were arrested in Montréal during the 15 Mars Manifestation Contre la Brutalité Policiéire.

At 9:00 PM, a small group of anarchists that numbered around two or three dozen took the streets, with black flags and banners that read “FIGHT B(A)CK” and “Anti-Capitalist Anti-Police.” We marched south on Broadway, chanting “Anticapitalista,” “No Justice No Peace Fuck the Police,” and “All Cops Are Bastards ACAB.” We made our way down to the OPD station at 7th & Broadway, where we confronted maybe ten riot police. The cops appeared to be on the defensive, so after a few minutes we made our way north on Franklin. “FTP” was written with impressively large font across a Chase bank, and some of it’s windows were broken. Multiple ATMs along Franklin were vandalized, Oakland Tribune had some of it’s windows shattered. Union Bank had it’s front door smashed, Some windows on the Bank of California were broken. But this is an incomplete list of actions we’re sure. As we passed the park at 19th & Telegraph, we decided it was a good time to disperse as many police cars were speeding around the area. There were no arrests as far as we know.

We would like to thank the comrades who showed up, the NLG for lending us a legal observer. Much love and solidarity to everyone who demonstrates against the system, today or any day.

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by sm
Saturday Mar 16th, 2013 1:53 AM
It was all in all a great march, but I think it is important to recognise that vandalising small businesses is not a good thing.The almost smashing of a small business' windows early in the march would of been a huge mistake had it not been halted.
Numbers seemed to thin out heavily very fast, but the turnout was still nice.
Glad to hear that everyone got out safe.
Soldiarity.
by Putting in work
Saturday Mar 16th, 2013 10:43 AM
Let this be a lesson to everyone. It's not the size of the march but the strength of the marchers that makes the difference. Everyone worked together and we got the job done (for what numbers allowed). Quick dispersal and we are free to fight another night. Great show of solidarity and heart!
by -A-
Saturday Mar 16th, 2013 3:31 PM
Keep up the good fight! Disruption and attack means everything and EVERYTHING ELSE IS BULLSHIT! Fuck the anarchist book fair! Fuck the anarchist cafe!
by Zachary RunningWolf
( runningwolf.zachary [at] yahoo.com ) Monday Mar 18th, 2013 9:47 AM
Where the Fuck were the supposed Anarchists who are supposed to be doing an "8 days of Anarchy", Pathetic. Cheers to the ones who showed up but are the Anarchists like the Labor Unions who use Oakland Occupation to get more Slave Coupons (money) 11,000 dollars ie. Port Shut Down or not even show up[ to their day (May Day, remember GG Bridge). I heard most of these Radical Anarchists were sipping coffee and Trying to exchange sexual fluids (time and a place for everything) at the Cafe night- kkkowards. Even a fifty year old elder from the Indigenous community was able to attend where were you? and stop patting yourself on the back about Occupying we haven't done it in a longtime. Back to the Plaza