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|Stop The Tows, We Won't Go! Protest at Oakland City Hall Against Mass Towing of RVs|
|Date||Monday November 05|
|Time||4:30 PM - 6:30 PM|
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|Oakland City Hall, 14th Street between Washington and Broadway.|
|Organizer/Author||United Front Against Displacement|
|wewontgo [at] riseup.net|
Stop The Tows, We Won't Go! Protest at Oakland City Hall Against Mass Towing of RVs
Monday, November 5 at 4:30 PM
In front of City Hall, 14th Street between Washington and Broadway
Sponsored by United Front Against Displacement, the Landless People's Alliance, and the Here and Now Collective
Decades Long Oakland Residents had the RVs they live in towed in mass on Tuesday, October 23. At least 15 were seized at the time from the area bordering Raimondi Park. In the last two weeks many have been forced to live on the street. Join them in demanding the city return the RVs.
As police towed the RVs last week, they told several residents “Don’t Let Us See You in Oakland Again.”
The residents are demanding a return of RV-Homes, an apology from Mayor, and a freeze on the city’s offensive against unhoused people.
Given minutes to leave their RVs and vans, residents tried to grab what they could before the vehicles were towed. Like refugees fleeing for safety, the RV owners were forced to throw possessions out of their doors and windows onto piles on the sidewalk. Many did not have time to secure key material, including at least one resident, who lost his identity papers in the towing.
Following the towing, residents camped out in the surrounding park were warned that OPD would be coming for them in subsequent weeks.
For a video of the tows in progress see: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qBIz8vory3g