Occupy Oakland

Occupy Oakland march against police brutality ends peacefully

Heated confrontations between Oakland police and over 500 Occupy Oakland demonstrators during a march against police brutality on Saturday night threatened to turn into a repeat of Tuesday night’s violence, but the tension dissipated as the march moved away from OPD headquarters and into West Oakland. The night ended peacefully and without arrests.

Filmmaker Michael Moore rallies Occupy Oakland crowd

As Mayor Jean Quan fielded reporters’ questions on Friday about the clash between police and protesters earlier this week, she was suddenly drowned out by cheers coming from outside as documentarian and activist Michael Moore arrived to speak to a gathering crowd of hundreds on the steps of City Hall.

Police chief releases community message about Occupy Oakland

On Friday, Oakland Interim Police Chief Howard Jordan issued a message to the community, which was sent to news publications, regarding police officers’ use of force during the Tuesday night clash between Occupy Oakland protesters and law enforcement, and the department’s position on the ongoing downtown demonstrations.

Occupy Oakland protesters plan for strike, honor Scott Olsen

On Thursday evening, hundreds of Occupy Oakland supporters gathered in the amphitheater at Frank Ogawa Plaza to discuss details of a general citywide strike planned for November 2, and to support war veteran Scott Olsen, who was injured during the confrontation between police and protesters earlier this week.

Late-night Occupy Oakland crowd marches jubilantly through city streets

A jubilant crowd of Occupy Oakland supporters poured into the city’s downtown streets late last night, after their “general assembly” approved supporting a citywide strike Nov. 2. But the crowd’s efforts to cross the bay to join the Occupy S.F. group were thwarted by BART officers, who shut down the 12th Street BART entrance amid cries of “Police brutality!” and “This is what democracy looks like!”