Timeline of Occupy Oakland
on November 4, 2011
The Occupy Wall Street movement began in September in New York City. Soon protesters were setting up camps in cities across the country. The demands of the movement are broad, but focus largely on economic inequality: one of the mantras often chanted by protesters is, “We are the 99 percent,” implying that the nation’s wealth is concentrated among one percent of Americans.
The Occupy Oakland camp was set up on the afternoon of October 10 and occupied Frank Ogawa Plaza, in front of Oakland’s city hall, for two weeks, until city officials decided the encampment needed to be evicted. Oakland police officers raided the camp in the early morning hours on October 25. The rest of that day was filled with protests, arrests and clashes between police and protesters. In the weeks following the eviction of campers from city hall, Occupy Oakland supporters have organized meetings, marches and a day of action they termed a “general strike.” Meanwhile, city officials have held numerous press conferences and released statements about the movement and the city’s response. These reactions have ranged from allowing people to camp at Frank Ogawa Plaza, to justifying the actions of the police officers in dismantling the encampment and the use of force against protesters during two nighttime clashes.
Click through the timeline above to see the sequence of major events surrounding the Occupy Oakland movement.
You can see Oakland North’s complete coverage of Occupy Oakland here.
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