Thursday, November 03, 2011

Occupy Oakland Port Shutdown

Mayor Jean Quan ordered the police to raid the Occupy Oakland emcampment. Police used tear gas and rubber bullets against the protesters. The extreme reaction by Quan resulted in in a response by Occupy Oakland.

The San Francisco Chronicle estimates that Occupy Oakland drew 100,000 for their strike yesterday. Occupy Oakland successfully shut down the port as a message to the top one percent and the Oakland city government. Union worker would not cross the picket line.

Unfortunately, there was some vandalism. That is something I don't condone. However, the vast majority of the protesters behaved peacefully. Mayor Quan attempted to to end Occupy Oakland. Someone should ask the mayor if there would be 100,000 protesters if she didn't use excessive force against Occupy Oakland?

Cenk Uygur reports from Occupy Oakland.

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