I'm still looking for more info than what inagist can provide.
Photo by David Colburn
You have to advance the video to 17:40 for the vandalism. The video is by Courtney Occupy to whom I apologize to again for neglecting to put this in last night.
— abc7newsBayArea (@abc7newsBayArea) August 4, 2012
#BREAKING: A crowd of 100-200 protesters is marching through downtown Oakland. President Obama’s local campaign was vandalized.
Here is an example of the sentiment of those that are aware of this.
Sorry if you were in the Obama 2012 HQ in Oakland tonight, eating cake, celebrating whatever, and the windows got smashed. Fuck U and Obama.— Justin Alan Ryan (@justizin) August 4, 2012
Apparently it was a Fuck the Police March but I'm not certain yet since it has not been confirmed. This is all very strange since the persons that seem involved are not the usual sort.
There is some speculation that the marchers are from Occupy Oakland also. Still no solid confirmation of either.
And the most reliable source says this is a combination crowd from a Fuck the Permit March and spillover crowd from an art gathering. There is no online presence for the Permit Marchers so further investigation will have to be done.
An Anonymous Medic was also attacked tonight by a stranger to the marchers.
This is the address I think that was vandalized.
Organizing for America Northern California Headquarters (Oakland, CA) (Oakland, CA)
1714 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612
On Telegraph Avenue between 17th and 18th. Limited, metered parking. Accessible by Bart, (19th Street Station, Telegraph Exit), and AC transit.
Officer Johnna Watson, a spokeswoman for the Oakland police, confirmed in an email that a window of Obama's campaign office at 16th Street and Telegraph Avenue was smashed.
Fri Aug 03, 2012 at 10:55 PM PT: And the AP finally catches up:
An Anonymous but reliable source says this was a normal Friday night protest in Oakland. But there was also at least one person assaulted. This person was an Anonymous Medic that was trying to prevent the windows being broken out of a car. A car that may or may not have been occupied. 9:14 AM PT:
Protesters smash window at Obama's campaign office in downtown Oakland, Calif. apne.ws/MVM9r2 -JM
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 4, 2012
10:15 AM PT:
— Adam in Oakland (@AdamInOakland) August 4, 2012
@boothie68 No, I wasn't injured. Yes the car was occupied. Nothing about me is anonymous. My face is well known. :)
I have absolutely no regrets about physically intervening without striking another person when I saw folks attack a car w/ppl in it.— Adam in Oakland (@AdamInOakland) August 4, 2012