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Occupy Oakland Marches on Banks, 10/22/11: photos, 2 of 2
While other marches by autonomous groups within Occupy Oakland have been called, occupiers and supporters collectively held their first official action outside of Oscar Grant Plaza on October 22nd. The march was agreed upon by the Occupy Oakland General Assembly on October 19th. On a very warm and sunny day, hundreds listened to speakers and rallied in the plaza amphitheater before noon, then over one thousand people joined in the march from the plaza to the satellite occupation at Snow Park and around Lake Merritt, shutting down two bank branches on Lakeshore Avenue before returning to the plaza feeling tired and hot but also jubilant about the first Occupy Oakland action. These photos are a continuation of the series begun at http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/22/18694539.php.
[Pictured above: Massive crowd in front of Chase Bank branch on Lakeshore Avenue]
For more information:
See http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/10/15/18320514.php for photos from the 40th anniversary of the Black Panther Party on the courthouse steps in 2006.
Marching through Measure DD construction intended in part to freshen lake by opening it back up to SF Bay
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Merritt#Improvements for more information.
For details on a June Book Bloc action, see http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/06/26/18683053.php.
Occupy Oakland March Shuts Down Chase Bank Branch, 10/22/11: video