Brutal arrests at Occupy Oakland on January 28th.
Occupy Oakland announces a "militant" march for Saturday night on Oakland Police Headquarters. I have to say, I fear for them. If "peaceful protests" are met with baton beatings, pepper spray, rubber bullets and more...how will this end?
Via Occupy Oakland:
When: Back to Calendar » February 4, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Repeats: Weekly on Saturday - forever
Where: Oscar Grant Plaza
1 Frank H Ogawa Plaza
*** This event is being called by the Occupy Oakland Tactical Action Committee. It will continue weekly. ***
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you identify as peaceful and are likely to interfere with the actions of your fellow protestors in any way (including telling them to stop performing a particular action, grappling, assaulting or holding them for arrest), you may not want to attend this march. It is a militant action. It attracts anti-capitalists, anti-fascists and other comrades of a revolutionary bent. It is not a march intended for people who are not fully comfortable with diversity of tactics.
The Oakland Police Department has harassed and brutalized Occupy Oakland and participants in the vigil. Camps and liberated foreclosed buildings have been raided and shut down. OOers at the vigil have been arrested for as little as standing nearby when the police decide to raid, all the way up to the ridiculous charge of lynching. People have been physically assaulted by those supposed to protect and serve, but only do so in the interests of the 1%.
With dozens of our comrades having been arrested in the past couple of weeks, and culminating in the city’s revocation of the vigil’s permit and the immediate threat of another police raid to clear the plaza, the time has come to rise up and let them know what we think of them and that we will no longer meekly accept their violations of our civil and human rights.
This event will be held weekly. Spread the word, send the invite, join us as we march in solidarity against police repression.
Rally at 7:00 pm
March on OPD HQ at 9:00 pm