Photo credit: Zombie: Saturday was “Bring Down Capitalism Day!”
The alliance of Communists, Anarchists, and terminally confused people who make up #OccupyOakland marched through town, Saturday, and “occupied” an Oakland bank. According to the information accompanying the Youtube video, police moved in when protesters caused a ruckus inside the bank, throwing bank slips in the air. After a few minutes of this, the demonstrators returned to the streets, leaving behind a few “to pick up bank slips from the floor.” (Yeah, right!) Police moved in to secure the bank, and locked those protesters inside.
With loud chants of “Let them go, let them go” from the street, those inside were allowed to leave and the march continued on to shut down a Wells Fargo Bank branch by surrounding it before returning to Oscar Grant Plaza.
You can see the bank slips being thrown in the air starting at the 3:30 mark:
They should have been arrested for disturbing the peace. What is going to happen when police move in to evict the group that is in defiance of an eviction notice from the city?
After receiving an eviction notice from the city, the Occupy Oakland General Assembly defied the order to disperse, shutting down streets and storming a Chase bank branch.The Occupy Oakland General Assembly has made it clear that it does not intend to obey the eviction notice it received from the city, and the organization alerted its activist base to be “swarm” downtown Oakland in preparation of a police action to remove them forcibly. “A police raid of Oscar Grant Plaza is very likely this week,” an alert read on the Occupy Oakland web site. “Text bayaction to 41411 to get on the emergency text alert system of #occupyoakland. In the event of an attempted police eviction, please alert all your friends and swarm downtown Oakland asap!” Protesters marched through the streets of Oakland on Saturday, blocking highway ramps and the city’s main arteries.
Zombie noted in his/her photo essay that there were around 500 people taking part the march, Saturday.