By Gloria Goodale
Christian Science Monitor
With the worldwide movement watching the Occupy Oakland strike, hundreds of protesters target banks and swap rumors before the day’s main dramatic act: a march on the Port of Oakland.
With the eyes of the international Occupy movement turned toward Oakland Wednesday, protesters and officials did their earnest best to justify the intense scrutiny. Despite a flurry of exhortations, misinformation and official press conferences – what ensued for most of the day was a largely peaceful protest by hundreds of marchers.