Skip to comments.Occupy Oakland's new target - foreclosed buildings
Posted on 11/07/2011 6:55:02 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Now that their general strike is over, Occupy Oakland activists are looking for a new initiative to keep the momentum rolling - and their gaze is turning toward taking over foreclosed or abandoned buildings.
The subject came up in earnest in group meetings over the past couple of days, and conversations have narrowed down not to whether Occupy activists should take over empty buildings, but when and how.
"It's a very important front for the Occupy movement all over this country, and if any one city can set a precedent for taking over foreclosed buildings, the idea will then quickly spread," said Adrian Dyer, an Occupy organizer. "The key is to improve what we occupy, to do it right, to set a good example."
City officials are predictably unenthusiastic. The one takeover so far of an empty building left a bad taste.
That takeover came late Wednesday after tens of thousands of people had staged a largely peaceful general strike, shutting down the Port of Oakland. As many as 100 black-clad protesters took over a vacant building at 16th Street and Broadway, and when police moved in, the activists heaved rocks and other missiles. Police responded with tear gas, and more than 100 people were arrested.
Oakland City Administrator Deanna Santana had a blunt statement about the proposed occupation of buildings: "It will not be tolerated."
Business groups were confounded that campers would sanction such an activity....
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These idiots vandalize port-a-potties and they should be trusted to occupy a building? Rats and lice would be thrilled but the Fire Dept would be on edge.
Taking over some of those buildings makes them instant 1%ers! Real estate can be expensive.
There is an organized progression to this.
Agreed . The counter measure to this are guards on the property equipped with pepper gas/bear repellant foggers , gas masks to protect themselves & cell phones .
Standing orders are when Obama’s Free Shit Army of Occupation try to break & enter the property don gas mask deploy pepper gas call 911 stating burglary in progress guard is armed send police immediately.
Burglary in progress of an occupied building is one of those crimes that gets police attention like right now!
Having a guard who is armed also gets a fast response.
Sounds like a plan.
so when they “take over” a building can I slip and fall in it and sue them all?
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