Revolution #258, February 5, 2012

Hundreds Arrested as Police Attack Occupy Oakland

On January 28, more than 1,000 Occupy protesters and supporters marched through downtown Oakland and then attempted to occupy a long-vacant building, with the aim of turning it into a community center. The police responded viciously with tear gas, flash grenades, rubber bullets, and mass arrests. The police announced they made nearly 400 arrests. Check during the week for further coverage.

As pointed out in “A Call for Mass Action Against the Suppression of the Occupy Movement”:

“...if this illegitimate wave of repression is allowed to stand... if the powers-that-be succeed in suppressing or marginalizing this new movement... if people are once again ‘penned in’—both literally and symbolically—things will be much worse. THIS SUPPRESSION MUST BE MASSIVELY OPPOSED, AND DEFEATED.”


Photos from January 28, Oakland.
All photos: Glennshotspeople, Creative Commons


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