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Daily Show idea about relocating Occupy Oakland being debated by Mayor and City Council
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After Oakland police raided the camp at Oscar Grant Plaza then proceeded to attack marchers in the street for hours on end later that evening, Jon Stewart of the Daily Show jokingly suggested the following day on October 26th that Occupy Oakland be offered space at Jack London Square or the Oakland Arena instead of the plaza in front of City Hall. It is now coming to light on November 7th that Mayor Jean Quan and various City Council Members have taken the suggestion to heart as they consider forcibly moving the occupation away from downtown to the Oakland Coliseum, Grand Lake, or other areas. If the the city follows through with these discussions remains to be seen. Law and order council members such as Larry Reid and Ignacio De La Fuente have been adamantly opposed to occupation encampments anywhere from the very start. Others council members representing wealthier districts such as Jane Brunner, Patricia Kernighan, and Libby Schaaf have not been overly friendly about Occupy Oakland to say the least. Councilperson Desley Brooks originally had a tent in the plaza but removed it after the first warning notice from the city of impending arrests was delivered on October 21st. Nancy Nadel appears to be open to a continued Occupy Oakland, in another location, based on information surfacing today.

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