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Battle for Occupy Oakland - Rally at Main Library Against Raids, 10/25/11: photos & audio

by Dave Id
Later in the day, after the pre-dawn police raids at Oscar Grant Plaza and Snow Park, 1500 or more supporters gathered at 4pm in front of the Oakland public library's main branch to protest the police assault on Occupy Oakland. Speakers decried the mass arrests, the destruction of all of the the physical apparatuses of the occupation, and the use of force against occuppiers including tear gas, a flash bang grendade, and projectiles. Oakland Mayor Jean Quan was a particular target of scorn for having ordered OPD to clear out the encampments. Speakers passionately expressed determination that the brute force of the police would not stand in the way of the occupy movement as it confronts the growing economic inequalities in this country. [Audio below]
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[Pictured above: mass gathering at main branch of the Oakland public library on 14th Street]



Battle for Occupy Oakland - Oscar Grant Plaza Aftermath at Dawn, 10/25/11: photos
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/28/18695785.php

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

Battle for Occupy Oakland Moves to Downtown Streets, 10/25/11: photos
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/28/18695658.php

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:
§Audio of protest rally on library steps
by Dave Id
Listen now:
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[audio 42:56]

Arriving late, audio is missing first 10-15 minutes of speakers. Audio concludes with beginning of march through downtown. Not all speakers are represented in photos here.
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"Hut one, hut two, hut three, hike. Now's the time for a general strike," chanted one day before Occupy Oakland approved a general strike for Wednesday, November 2nd: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/26/18695438.php
§Photos continued
by Dave Id

Battle for Occupy Oakland Post-Raid March, 10/25/11: photos
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/31/18696301.php

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