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Mass arrests of peaceful protesters by the Oakland Police, kettling them and then ordering them to disperse with nowhere to go, then announcing that they have all been arrested.

This Is What It Has Come To

Earlier today on the streets of Oakland. Photo by Millicent Somer
scottanansi Scott Anansi Rossi
 3 alameda sheriff buses and a fucking tank just rolled up. WHAT. THE. ACTUAL. FUCK.
oaklandlocal Oakland Local
 Breaking! Protesters have broken into city hall. #oo #j28 #moveinday

oaklandlocal Oakland Local
 Ppl now on all floors of city hall. "Council chambers are open."

ReactiveOoze The Coola Cola Kid
County sherriff busses being brought in by cops to ship out way >100 arrestees @OccupyOakland. City Hall poss. occupied

livestream from Oakland City Hall

hyphy_republic Jaime Omar Yassin
More cops in front of city hall, lots of folks in OGP, motorcycle cops now on way into plaza, looking like total assholes on a power trip

7:50 PM PT: Reporting now that people have left City Hall.  Not clear if anyone is still inside.

7:51 PM PT:
OccupyOakland Occupy Oakland

Oakland city hall was occupied for 15 minutes, and as far as we know everyone go out in time. #occupyoakland #ftp #j28

7:52 PM PT:
OccupyOakland Occupy Oakland

Stand off with cops outside of city hall now #occupyoakland #ftp #j28

7:53 PM PT:
Klio Klio

Police just shot protester in small of her back when she was less than a foot away. Crying, limping. #occupyoakland @subverzo

7:56 PM PT: Alyssa still tweeting, even though arrested.

alyssa011968 Alyssa

#OccupyOakland #OO another mic check."those who never move do not feel their chains! this is worldwide. This is 4Egypt,Tunisia, Libya, Syria

8:03 PM PT:


Earlier today as march went through Laney College: "this guy says fuck the police I won't let them stop me"

8:10 PM PT: Heh

djsarahspin Sarah Morgan

The public forum on police behavior is february 9 at Oakland city hall at 6:15. #j28 #occupyoakland #oo #moveinday #ows

8:14 PM PT: Clarification: Alyssa not YET arrested.  Still in kettle in front of YMCA.

alyssa011968 Alyssa

#OccupyOakland #OO women onway 2bus stops mic chec"u all r fucking fantastic. I am not afraid.I will never b afraid. We have truth in heart"

8:18 PM PT:
alyssa011968 Alyssa

#OccupyOakland #OO let our people go! We r political prisoners. Pig says who's next? Any volunteers? Asshole.

8:21 PM PT: Young lady with short hair beaten by officer, taken off in ambulance just now from City Hall.  As reported on the livestream link above.

8:26 PM PT:
alyssa011968 Alyssa

#OccupyOakland #OO ok don't worry meds not life threatening if don't get them. just pain,confusion,fatigue etc...

8:27 PM PT: Things seem to have calmed down at City Hall.

8:33 PM PT:
jpanzar Javier Panzar

 RT @jcstearns: So far 5 journalists have been detained or arrested at #OccupyOakland tonight:

8:35 PM PT:
OccupiedOakTrib Scott Johnson

Elaine Brown: "I'll tell you one thing, I'm impressed!" #oo #j28

Elaine Brown is a former leader of the Black Panther party.

8:35 PM PT: People are now marching from City Hall...  FTP march.

8:36 PM PT: Livestream:

8:38 PM PT: Livestream: Guy says police threw him to the ground inside the YMCA, kicked him, and then left him.  Then he walked out.  Has bruise on his ribs.

8:48 PM PT: Perhaps people are still in City Hall...

KALWinformant KALWinformant

#J28 #OO protesters visible in City Hall windows every now & then. Wonder how much $$$ today is gonna cost

8:48 PM PT: This is interesting.

Breaking911 Breaking911

#Brooklyn LARGE CROWD #NYPD req backup forthwith to North 6 & Bedford Ave. Level 1 Mobilization. McCarren Park.

9:14 PM PT: Hundreds who have been kettled awaiting arrest at YMCA on Broadway in Oakland.


9:43 PM PT:

with @occupyboston drafting press release for @occupyoakland solidarity march SUN 7p

9:56 PM PT: Shit is about to go down at 14th & Broadway.  Dispersal orders given.

susie_c Susie Cagle

OPD on motorcycles discussing in what formation they're going to charge at small #OO 14&Bway crowd now. #j28

9:57 PM PT: susie_c Susie Cagle

Disperse "regardless of your purpose," crowd control policies be damned. #journarrest #OO #j28

9:59 PM PT:
benzotweet Benjamin Phillips

Scott Olsen is here and they just declared this an unlawful assembly with arrests to follow. @ivawsf @oo_media

10:06 PM PT:

"Nobody move. Nobody run." #OPD appears ready to advance. Dispersal order deadline passed.

10:08 PM PT: Police have cleared 14th and Broadway.  Standing there in a line now.

10:23 PM PT: Looks like things have quieted down at the plaza.  People are still sitting around waiting to be arrested inside the kettle at the YMCA, as I understand.

10:45 PM PT:
OaktownMike Michael Siegel

Today's #OO #J28 arrests include journalists, medics, attorneys, special education teachers, workers of all sorts.

10:46 PM PT:
KALWinformant KALWinformant

So here's some perspective on Oakland. There are hundreds of cops dwntwn. In the meantime, four gunshots on my block. NO COPS AROUND. Lovely

11:10 PM PT:

"#OPD has run out of buses to transport arrestees. Switching to Alameda County transit buses" -@OakFoSho #OO

11:11 PM PT: OakFoSho livestream at YMCA arrest site

Sun Jan 29, 2012 at  8:56 AM PT: For an overview of the ridiculous parody the MSM has become over coverage about what happened yesterday:

Sun Jan 29, 2012 at  9:33 AM PT: Press Release from Occupy Oakland Media Committee

Oakland Police Violate Their Own Policies

Originally posted to jpmassar on Sat Jan 28, 2012 at 07:46 PM PST.

Also republished by Occupy Wall Street, ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement, SFKossacks, California politics, and Progressive Hippie.

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