Sorry for the short diary, but I just got a tip from a friend of mine who heard from a mutual friend of ours (who I can't identify, but because of his professional connections, is a very reliable source), that the police are planning to clear out Occupy Oakland with tear gas early this morning. I really can't say more, nor can I guarantee that things won't change before then, but if all goes according to plans, they will attempt to clear the plaza some time after midnight. Perhaps if the police learn that people are aware of it, it won't materialize. But at the very least occupiers should be prepared for anything which might happen!
Good luck! Stay safe!