It seems that Occupy Oakland's initial intent to dismantle big banks has shifted to a more tenable goal: to make Mayor Jean Quan's first term a living hell. More than two dozen protesters attempted to overtake City Hall this afternoon, just over 12 hours after a dozen protesters were arrested on the plaza.
News outlets are reporting that pissed off Occupiers tried to make their way into City Hall this afternoon, with plans to occupy Mayor Jean Quan's office for starters. So far protesters have not been successful, but they also aren't giving up.
KTVU reports that at about 2:30 p.m., protesters gathered outside the plaza, chanting "Shut down City Hall." They banged on the doors to the building, demanding the mayor let them inside.
A man inside City Hall reportedly came to the door, and essentially told demonstrators to use their inside voices. The group tried to push through the doors, but were blocked and locked out.
We'll keep you posted on this unfolding story.