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Posted on 10/25/2011 5:05:07 AM PDT by Libloather
Cops surrounding Occupy Oakland
Demian Bulwa, Chronicle Staff Writer
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
(10-25) 04:48 PDT OAKLAND -- Oakland police are arriving this morning in force, apparently preparing to remove hundreds of people from a plaza outside City Hall, two weeks after the protesters began building an intricate encampment as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement against corporate greed and economic inequality.
Officers in riot helmets began arriving at Frank Ogawa Plaza at the corner of 14th Street and Broadway at 4:45 a.m. and formed a line in the street adjacent to the plaza. Some protesters began shouting, "Cops, go home!"
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Break out the Hippy Drill!
Live feed needed.
Only one I can find right now:
I salute you, Haiku Guy!
“We support the message,” said Manhattan city councilwoman Margaret Chin.
Well, Maggie, in that case I couldn’t care less if your neighborhood is noisy and smelly because of these communist losers. Cry me a river.
Found another live feed....and the comments section is hilarious!
Thanks. Domain is blocked for me. Curse you OpenDNS.
Oh, well. Maybe there will be pics soon. The sun is not up yet, there. Lots of police are standing around awaiting orders.
The police action at the plaza near City Hall began at 4:45 a.m. and involved hundreds of officers from at least 10 law-enforcement agencies, including the California Highway Patrol, the Alameda County sheriff's office and various East Bay police departments.
Looks like this oeration was approved by all the DemonRat poliicians in California
Hmmmmm...just in time for Obama’s SF visit today.
—Hmmmmm...just in time for Obamas SF visit today.—
Seriously? Obama is visiting SF today? If so, that is exactly why they are doing this.
Yes...fundraising trip to the ‘evil capitalists’...LOL
That is getting pretty funny. The mod had to lock down the comments because of the embarassing comments being made. These guys have just enough knowledge to be a danger to themselves.
“On a side street off Broadway between 14th and 15th streets, a police line is keeping about 20 or 30 people out of the plaza as the protesters chant: “rise up, rise up, come on people rise up.” Police said there were about 200 police from Oakland and other agencies involved in the raid. Police said a few protesters threw bottles at first, but then stopped.
A large group of police are mulling around the plaza. There are no more protesters in the plaza. All have been pushed out or left on their own. Three helicopters continue to circle above the scene. Clean up crews will be moving in soon and they have a lot off work ahead. The place is a complete mess with a couch is on its side and carpet and tents strewn everywhere.
5:20 a.m. City issues warning to downtown businesses
The city is advising employers to delay the arrival of employees downtown until further notice. Police have cleared the protesters from the Occupy Oakland camp at Frank H. Ogawa Plaza and are now starting the clean-up phase.
5:15 a.m. Tent city destroyed
Hundreds of police in riot gear continue to move into the camp and arrest people. Already dozens have been arrested and the camp destroyed. Most of the arrests seem relatively peaceful. Some have moved out on their own. There is massive amounts of destruction at the camp.
Police tore down tents and wooden stalls that had housed medical aid and food. Garbage cans are overturned. Some police have shotguns and all have clubs out. There is a small protest of about 50 people taking shape just off Broadway near 14th Street. People are banging drums and chanting “We are the 99 percent.”
Media and TV crews everywhere. An officials with a bullhorn is issuing directive to campers. Police have now classified the area as a crime scene, but nothing violent has occurred. Looks like a hurricane has come through the camp. Entire raid was over in about 20 minutes. On the north end of the plaza, police have formed a line and are pushing about two dozen protesters into the street. Chaotic as the protesters yell at police. One protesters said “Police are the biggest gang in America.”
5 a.m. Police move in
Police have donned gas masks and some kind of smoke has been released. There is a ring of police surrounding the plaza. In addition, police have blocked off the intersection of 14th and Broadway.
Police are dismantling the barricades and throwing them into the streets and also tearing down signs, ripping them up.
Protesters are sitting down, and police are now leading them away, handcuffed. Police in masks are moving into the camps.
4:50 a.m. Police surround camp
Police are now moving in from the street into the plaza, telling media to move. Police have set up security corridor, placing media behind them. Police are telling the protesters via bullhorn that “chemical agents” will be used and are repeating that they are illegally camped.
Using a bullhorn, police are announcing their intention to remove anyone from the plaza, repeating instructions over and over again. Taking out billy clubs, they are starting to move in. So far, police have not entered the actual encampment. A lot of television truck are parked nearby and media are assembling as well.”
More at link..seems the reporter is sympathetic to the squatters....lol..go figure
abc7newsBayArea Because of heavy police activity, those who work in downtown Oakland are advised to not come into work until further notice. #OccupyOakland
The Morlocks have been moved out!
Thanks for the link!
“Protesters are sitting down, and police are now leading them away, handcuffed. Police in masks are moving into the camps.”
Can you just imagine the odor??? Jeesh!
Yep..if you work for the city government...you get the day off...on the tax payer’s dime according to reporter on scene.
Local ABC live coverage gone still..must have gotten the word from Obama not to film any of this.