Photos from Occupy Oakland’s “day of action”
on November 3, 2011
As many as 10,000 people participated in the Occupy Oakland “day of action” Wednesday. Marches and rallies began around 8:30 am and continued until 6 pm when protestors marched to the Port of Oakland, shutting it down. No arrests were made during the day but several instances of vandalism at banks were reported. After a 10:30 pm city press release identified a “small group of anarchists that are roaming around through the crowds,” several protestors built a barricade made of Dumpsters and wooden pallets at San Pablo and 16th Street. Police officers arrived on the scene in riot gear and gas masks and proceeded to block off Broadway and Telegraph Ave. around 17th St. Around midnight, police issued a warning over a loudspeaker that demonstrators on the 1500 and 1600 blocks of Broadway and Telegraph Ave. were considered an unlawful assembly and were subject to arrest and use of chemical agents. A few minutes later, tear gas was deployed and several loud explosions could be heard.
Reporters from Oakland North were on hand to capture all of the events of the day. The above slideshow is a series of photographs from throughout the day.
You can see Oakland North’s complete coverage of Occupy Oakland here.
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