Skip to comments.Protesters damage Obama Oakland office
Posted on 08/04/2012 7:01:09 PM PDT by artichokegrower
Protesters smashed a large window at President Obama's re-election campaign office in downtown Oakland late Friday night, tore down a nearby fence and vandalized cars, according to police, witnesses and video footage.
Staffers and volunteers were inside the Organizing for America office at 1714 Telegraph Ave. when it was vandalized after 9 p.m., but no one was hurt, said a staffer who declined to be identified. The office is a joint effort of the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
When the window was broken, well over 100 people had joined what began as a rally against the city's handling of growing crowds at the first-Friday-of-the-month event called Art Murmur, a gallery crawl centered in the Uptown arts district from 6 to 9 p.m.
Protesters - who included Occupy Oakland activists - said the city was cracking down on vendors and performers who came into the neighborhood during the gallery crawl without permits. Until June, the galleries had closed down a block of 23rd Street, but the approach got too expensive and hectic.
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Hope the picture of Che wasn’t harmed.
probably the work of the tea party or an angry white loner.
That’s the thing when you base your campaign on whipped up mob frenzy. Mobs are uncontrollable things, and sometimes they turn on their creators.
Heh heh heh. You go, girls!
Yep. Gotta love it. Let them reap what they've sown.
any chance the culprits last name is “Norris” or Reid”?
Those damn Amish are at it again!!
I think they were just wilding... doubt it had anything to do with Obama. Liberals marauding the streets scaring people. You know, thugs...
I agree. He’s losing the evangelical black base and the ultra liberal base. (which is his main base).
He should be at least 20 points down.
Obviously organized vandalism by members of the Tea Party ... CBS has documents faxed from a Kinko’s in Texas to back up their claim. /s
Whaaaaaaat? Their boy Bam has made a hard left turn of late. What more do they want? Tough crowd to please those wascally leftists.
“... doubt it had anything to do with Obama. Liberals marauding the streets scaring people. You know, thugs...”
What’s that old saying? Oh yeah, LIKES ATTRACT.
I'm sure Chik Filet was somehow involved in this as well...
Thousand of Occupiers have been arrested, compared to, perhaps, zero Tea Partiers. There's a reasons for that.
Uh, oh-—somebody missed getting their free stuff last week.
Bingo! You nailed it.
Revanchist Trotskyite wreckers and saboteurs!