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Occupy Oakland Grows and Builds Out Infrastructure on Day Two, 10/11/11: photos
Dave Id
On the second day of the Oakland occupation, occupiers began to get a feel for the routines that will carry them through their indefinite stay in "Oscar Grant Plaza". While Boston witnessed 141 occupiers arrested today, Oakland police did not intrude upon Frank Ogawa plaza and occupiers were able to build out the foundation that will help carry things forward. Workgroups met and further fleshed out plans to enhance their various projects. Major donations in food stuffs and facilities were signs of the strong support the occupation enjoys from the wider community. The Oakland Education Association teachers' union and the SEIU donated at least four porta-potties and one large portable sink. Everett & Jones also donated enough food to feed people for hours. Hiphop artist Lupe Fiasco donated food, supplies, tables, tents, and a generator, visiting occupiers in person during the evening General Assembly shortly before he was set to perform just blocks away at the Fox Theater. Numerous supporters came forward with many needed supplies, including their own volunteered time. Bicycle-generated power will come online on day three. Everywhere you look, not only are the number of tents continuing to increase, but the occupation grows more capable by the hour.

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