By Jesus Contreras.

Community Photo of the Week: Oakland Occupied

on October 12, 2011

Oakland North is continuing with our feature. Every Wednesday, we will publish a photo submitted by one of our readers. This week’s photo is by Jesus Contreras.

Contreras attended the Occupy Oakland protest on Monday afternoon and snapped this photo in front of city hall with his phone. “I was there because first of all, I am resident of the community and I wanted to express my disagreement with the system and how the wealth is wrongly distributed,” Contreras wrote in an e-mail. “It was beautiful see people from different backgrounds all together making things happen.”

If you’d like to contribute to “community photo of the week,” just send a favorite photograph taken in Oakland to ryan.phillips@oaklandnorth.net with the subject: PHOTO. Please make all photographs large-sized and in jpeg format.

Photo by Basil D Soufi
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