Occupy Oakland gathered in the amphitheater of Oscar Grant plaza on Thanksgiving day to show solidarity with Indigenous Struggles and feed hundreds of people with an impressive feast of donated food including over 10 turkeys! Organizers had ordered two porta-potties to be on site during today’s celebration. But when the delivery truck rolled up, police immediately surrounded the vehicle and stated that the celebration did not have authorization to place porta-potties in the area. When members of Occupy Oakland gathered around the truck to question police about what justification they had for disrupting the celebration and blocking the porta-potties, the police attacked the crowd. In the melee that followed, two comrades were arrested and many more were hit by police. Check out the video below to see it for yourself:
PLEASE JOIN US TODAY for the annual Black Friday Protest in Emeryville in Solidarity with indigenous Struggles and the Ohlone People’s continued struggle against the desecration of sacred burial grounds.