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Wed Dec 17, 2014, 03:06 PM

How many of you heard protesters in Oakland shut down police HQ for hours Monday?

This got live coverage on Pacifica, but I didn't have a chance to see how or even if it was covered elsewhere.

I can't remember something like this happening before.

It seems to border on being revolutionary, which is why I wondered about coverage elsewhere.


From the Los Angeles Times:

One protester climbed a flagpole and raised a banner, which protesters said commemorated men and women killed by police. Protesters chained shut four of the building's entrances and then chained themselves to the doors.

"Three of these doors are our main ingress and egress for the public and Oakland Police Department personnel," police said in a statement. "As a result, the public could not access important police services, such as reporting crimes, obtaining public records, accessing necessary paperwork for vehicle impound releases and property releases."

Using a pair of cutters, officers cut chains from the protesters and removed them from the front doors of the police headquarters, which had been sealed shut.

Protesters block Oakland police headquarters
Demonstrators block traffic in Oakland and the entrance to the city's police headquarters.
A woman filming the demonstrations said on live video that 100 protesters had been marching through the rain-soaked streets of Oakland since 7:30 a.m. She tweeted, "I repeat OPD is shut down!!!"

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-protesters-chains-oakland-20141215-story.html

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Wed Dec 17, 2014, 03:07 PM

1. I think we have a member at DU

That was involved. . . I'm going to PM her!

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 17, 2014, 03:37 PM

2. Thanks! I wasn't involved in that particular protest

But I wish I had been. It was pure genius in terms of symbolism, and I think it was the highlight of the protests in the Bay Area - and there have been a lot of very creative ones!

This deserved a lot more notice than it got. I posted a video of the whole thing on DU - I'll go find the link.

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Wed Dec 17, 2014, 03:38 PM

3. Pure genius! Here's the video!

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