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Protest at Oakland City Hall to Demand Release of RVs and Vans
Date Monday December 03
Time 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorDayton Andrews
Emailwewontgo [at]
Location Details
1 Frank H Ogawa Plaza
Oakland CA
Monday, December 3, 11 am.

Co-Sponsored by the Landless People’s Alliance and the United Front Against Displacement

Residents living in over 15 RVs in West Oakland, many of whom have lived and worked in the surrounding community for decades, saw their vehicles impounded in mass by the police on October 23rd. Join us in demanding the return of these vehicles and the property inside them. Residents have been living on the street there ever since losing the vehicles, and several have been without their identification papers that remain in the impounded vehicles. We are also demanding the provision of restroom facilities for the residents of West Oakland in the vicinity of Raimondi Park, several of whom have been camped out there ever since the towings happened.

Several protests have been held at City Hall over this incident. Michael Hunt, a representative of the mayor, told -suffering residents that the vehicles should never have been towed. The hold-up in getting the vehicles released is the need for forms from the Oakland Police Department, which is currently under scrutiny because of aggressive towing practices. The vehicles were towed at ODP’s request by Auto Plus Towing, a company covered in a recent expose on corrupt towing practices in Oakland “The East Bay's Tow Hustle. “

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.

For more information, contact wewontgo [at]
Added to the calendar on Sunday Dec 2nd, 2018 10:56 PM

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by Dayton Andrews
Monday Dec 3rd, 2018 4:49 PM
We packed the Oakland Mayors office today! Morale was high and we didn’t take no for an answer.
The office staff tried to pretend that no one from the mayors office was around to speak with us.
After an hour of making a ruckus, a member of the mayors staff came out and we are happy to announce that SOME property will be release tomorrow!!
RV residents will have to go in as a group tomorrow morning to The Oakland PD administrative building for a release of property.
The fight isn’t over!! And we will continue to organize against these abuses!! Join us this Wednesday, December 5th @ 5pm in Raimondi Park for a cookout!
We will be celebrating this small victory and planning more resistance!!
We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!


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