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Add comment on:Occupy Oakland Takes New Park at 19th Street and Telegraph, 11/19/11: video & photos
Five days after being forcefully evicted from Oscar Grant Plaza for the second time by Oakland police and other Bay Area law enforcement agencies, thousands gathered at 14th and Broadway for a Mass Rally and March in support of Occupy Oakland and in solidarity with the National Day of Action Against State Repression of the Occupy Movement. The march wound through downtown past several banks before stopping to protest the scheduled closing of Lakeview Elementary School due to budget cuts. Marchers then headed back downtown to take the park at 19th Street and Telegraph Avenue as agreed upon by the Occupy Oakland General Assembly. Once at the park, demonstrators quickly pulled down the chain-link fence that surrounded two thirds of the park. Thousands of supporters flooded into the unnamed and unused empty lot, immediately setting up over a dozen tents and dancing as rain began to fall and music bumped from loudspeakers on a flatbed truck.
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