Just a short month after being uprooted and cleared out by police, Occupy protesters have reportedly pitched tents again as part of a new camp established late Tuesday night in West Oakland.
Was it something we said?
The Oakland Tribune reports already more than a dozen tents are occupying the new space, located on the 2000 block of Peralta Street near Mandela Parkway, which has been dubbed the Cypress Triangle.
No word on how Mayor Jean Quan plans to tackle this one.
The camp sprang up a day after reporters peppered Governor Jerry Brown about whether -- as an Oakland resident himself -- he felt Quan deserved to be recalled. Brown remained elusive on his vote, only saying that Quan doesn't need one more critic.
Quan is already grappling with ongoing threats of another port shutdown. Earlier this month, Occupy protesters successfully closed down the Port of Oakland, forcing longshoremen off the port. It was a devastating scene for Oakland, which has already become the national example of how not to handle the Occupy movement.
This new camp arrived more than a month after police raided the Occupy
camp on Frank Ogawa Plaza, prompting protesters to overtake vacant lots
through downtown Oakland. Police stormed those lots, removing protesters
and stripping down tents. Since then, Occupy has been without a home, however, the group is planning to meet tonight to discuss plans for taking over a vacant building as the Occupy headquarters.
Welcome back, Occupiers.