…the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Tonight marks the two-week anniversary of Occupy Oakland. Police have brought in sound cannons and have hit the crowd with tear gas, arresting several.
Regularly updating this piece with new video as it becomes available:
Multiple police agencies called in to Oakland ~9:22 pm PST
Better quality video at http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/video?id=8405794
Live news chopper: http://www.ktvu.com/video/29587140/index.html
Tweets on Occupy Oakland:
Call Mayor NOW: 510-238-3141
Text of OPD scanner: “OAKLAND – ) OPD REQUEST FULL SCALE MULTI COUNTY TACTICAL ALERT FOR RIOT IN PROGRESS. 500+ SUBJECTS IN AREA. [SFO024]” ~9pm PST
: One of my friends got hit in the head with a tear gas canister at
. Iraq War vet. He is currently in the ER. ~9pm PST
Thousands n da streets, continously try 2 take back Oscar grant plaza despite tear gas, rubber bullets n concussion grenades.
~ 9:15 pm
RT occupyoakland We are standing and chanting at 14th and Broadway. Facing a long line of police. Dispersal order given again
Sound cannon inbound. Stick cotton or firearms-grade earplugs in your ears. They’ll help. Cover. Your. Ears. Now. ~ 8:17 pm PST
Protesters are throwing thingss at police. ~8:54 pm PST
For those within a close range, sound canons can permanently damage hearing ~8:50 pm PST
pls call these
#s to support protestors at #OccupyOakland! Oakland, CA mayor’s office: 510-238-3141O, http://tl.gd/dqun54
Flashbangs? Teargas? Unlawful assembly? Against the LAWFUL right of assembly! This is what fascism looks like!
Multiple reports that LRAD has been sighted at
. The OPD definitely has one on the scene. File:
Also see: NY Cops Uphold Constitution: Refuse to Arrest Occupiers