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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Occupy Oakland Camp Dismantled by Police -- Again

Posted By on Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 7:50 AM

click to enlarge ERIN SHERBERT
  • Erin Sherbert

Well, that didn't last long. Less than 48 hours after Occupy Oakland had returned with a new camp, pitching more than a dozen tents in West Oakland, police dismantled the encampment, removing squatters who had just made themselves at home.

According to the Chron, police were instructed by the property owner to get rid of the Occupiers, who began occupying the site at 2000 Peralta on Tuesday. Protesters moved in on the site, naming it the "Cypress Triangle" and deeming it a "winter safe haven" for protesters and homeless folks.

However, police moved in on the camp at about 5 p.m. Wednesday, citing protesters for trespassing and arresting one for not showing ID, the Chron reports.

Property owners said they had asked the protesters to pack up and leave peacefully -- and when that didn't work, they called Oakland police, who wasted no time removing the camp.

We're excited to see what protesters will occupy next.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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