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Friday, December 30, 2011

Occupy Oakland: Protesters Arrested While Occupying Foreclosed Home

Posted By on Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 9:04 AM

Oakland has no shortage of foreclosed homes to occupy
  • Oakland has no shortage of foreclosed homes to occupy
A day after police cleared them out of a camp in West Oakland, Occupy protesters took over a foreclosed home, which they were attempting to claim as a meeting space.

Like every other occupation, this one also went awry. As KGO reports, police arrived at 1415 and 1417 10th St. on Thursday where activists from Causa Justa (Just Cause) and Occupy Oakland had been squatting, perhaps since early December.

The home's doors and windows were boarded up after police cleared the residence. However, occupiers assured police and reporters that there are plenty of foreclosed homes left to occupy. 

"This is one of several properties in Oakland that are being squatted and occupied," Occupy Oakland protester Spencer Mills told the Mercury News.

On Wednesday police cleared out a new Occupy encampment on the 2000 bock of Peralta after property owners were unsuccessful in trying to get the protesters to move. One person was arrested and 14 others were cited for trespassing on private property.

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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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