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Battle for Occupy Oakland Moves to Downtown Streets, 10/25/11: photos
by Dave Id
Friday Oct 28th, 2011 4:20 AM
As the Oakland police raid on Occupy Oakland in Oscar Grant Plaza progressed before dawn on October 25th, the tension moved from the center of the plaza to the edge of the occupation and then into the streets. Police immediately began to establish a perimeter around the plaza as arrested occupiers were removed. Unarrested supporters of the occupation faced off with the various police lines "defending" the plaza while others took to the streets in a show of anger over the raid. Trash cans were pulled into the streets surrounding the plaza as OPD motorcycle police followed and sometimes challenged protesters by charging towards them on sidewalks and in the streets. No arrests were witnessed during the march through downtown streets, although additional arrests followed back at the plaza later in the morning as the sun rose.
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[Pictured above: protesters face off with police in alley between plaza and Broadway]



Battle for Occupy Oakland Begins with Police Raid, 10/25/11: video
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/26/18695385.php

Battle for Occupy Oakland Begins with Police Raid, 10/25/11: photos
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/26/18695333.php

Occupy Oakland Raid - Barricades and Police Arrival, 10/25/11: photos
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/25/18695005.php

Oakland Police Gleeful Over Demolition of Occupy Oakland, 10/25/11: photos
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/25/18694945.php



For more information:
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Other lights at 14th & Broadway: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/25/18695005.php#18695024
§Garbage can used as barricade
by Dave Id Friday Oct 28th, 2011 4:20 AM
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§Outer police perimeter at 17th Street and Telegraph Avenue
by Dave Id Friday Oct 28th, 2011 4:20 AM
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Police were allowing anyone to pass out of the perimeter but no one was allowed to re-enter towards the plaza, even media. Later, though, as dawn approached, police were allowing those who appeared to be downtown office workers to pass through the outer perimeter lines.
§Guarding Broadway and 17th Street
by Dave Id Friday Oct 28th, 2011 4:20 AM
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§14th Street at Webster
by Dave Id Friday Oct 28th, 2011 4:20 AM
§14th at Webster, motorcycles pursue protesters in background
by Dave Id Friday Oct 28th, 2011 4:20 AM
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§Taking a break as protesters head up Webster
by Dave Id Friday Oct 28th, 2011 4:20 AM
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§The old Tribune building
by Dave Id Friday Oct 28th, 2011 4:20 AM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribune_Tower_%28Oakland%29
§Downtown traffic picking up by 6am at 17th and Franklin
by Dave Id Friday Oct 28th, 2011 4:20 AM
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§Motorcycles follow protesters north on Broadway
by Dave Id Friday Oct 28th, 2011 4:20 AM
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§Photos continued
by Dave Id Saturday Oct 29th, 2011 2:27 PM

Battle for Occupy Oakland Police Raid at Snow Park, 10/25/11: photos
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/28/18695680.php