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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Occupy Oakland to Take Over Vacant Building This Weekend

Posted By on Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 8:46 AM

click to enlarge This has Occupy Oakland written all over it - ERIN SHERBERT
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  • This has Occupy Oakland written all over it
Occupy Oakland is still at it, with plans this weekend to move into a vacant building that protesters can call home.

According to Occupy Oakland:

"Like millions of people in this country, Occupy Oakland has no home. On January 28, Move-in Day, we're going to change that. We're going to occupy a large, vacant building and convert it into a social center. Come join us for the initial occupation. There will be a festival all that weekend to celebrate our new home."

The location has not yet been disclosed, but protesters have given a stern warning to police: If the cops try to stop them, Occupy Oakland will block the airport or the city's port indefinitely.

The takeover will begin with a rally at Oscar Grant Plaza at noon at 14th and Broadway, followed by a march to the take-over destination, and finally an occupation of the building.

But because Occupy never does anything without a little fun, there will be a two-day festival at the seized building location, which will include special events, speakers, music, and workshops.

At the end of each day, the Occupiers will hold a General Assembly to further define the uses of the building.

If you want to be a part of this occupation, go to

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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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