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Occupy Oakland General Strike - Occupation of Travelers Building, 11/2/11: photos, 2 of 2
After a long day of General Strike marches and bank closures throughout downtown, and the shutdown of the Port of Oakland by tens of thousands of demonstrators, the former Travelers Aid Society building on 16th Street, just north of Oscar Grant Plaza, was briefly occupied starting at about 10pm. Banners were hung from the roof on the front and side of the building while books were sorted for what was to be a public library in the "Raheim Brown Community Center" and hundreds of people danced and conversed in the street outside. Shortly before midnight, hundreds of Oakland police in riot gear arrived on 17th Street. In the next hour, the barricade on 16th and Telegraph was set on fire, police dispersed massive amounts of tear gas, and over one hundred people were arrested. These photos are a continuation of the series begun at http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/11/10/18698819.php.
[Pictured above: First police line seen just before midnight at intersection of San Pablo and 17th Street]
Occupy Oakland General Strike - Occupation of Travelers Building, 11/2/11: photos, 1 of 2
Occupy Oakland General Strike - Shutdown of the Port of Oakland, 11/2/11: photos, 2 of 2
Occupy Oakland General Strike - Shutdown of the Port of Oakland, 11/2/11: photos, 1 of 2
Occupy Oakland General Strike - Afternoon Before Port Action, 11/2/11: photos
Occupy Oakland General Strike - Banks Smashed Up in Afternoon, 11/2/11: photos, 2 of 2
Occupy Oakland General Strike - Banks Smashed Up in Afternoon, 11/2/11: photos, 1 of 2
Occupy Oakland General Strike - Banks Shut Down in Morning, 11/2/11: photos
Occupy Oakland General Strike November 2nd! No Business As Usual November 2nd!
Indybay Breaking News Reports from Occupy Oakland on Wednesday, November 2nd
For more information:
In between is Latham Square, the site of the Occupy Oakland press conference announcing the General Strike on October 31st: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/31/18696378.php
Tear gas and flash bang grenades used to effect over 100 arrests by fountain, filling the camp with choking smoke
Police lines at the north end of plaza fired rubber bullets into the plaza, hitting at least two people with cameras in the leg. Police were also using flashlights to blind cameras.