– Given the unprecedented number of arrests made yesterday, the City is working with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office to provide accurate details on the total number arrested and their hometowns. A preliminary estimate indicates there were over 400 arrests. At the tour, media representatives will have the opportunity to view and record the damage to historic City Hall.
At an 8:30 pm press briefing, Oakland officials provided
updates on the Occupy activities in downtown Oakland. “Once again, a violent splinter group of the Occupy Movement is
engaging in violent actions against Oakland,” said Oakland Mayor Jean
Quan. “The Bay Area Occupy Movement has got to stop using Oakland
as their playground.”
By 12 pm, a crowd of approximately 250 had gathered in Frank Ogawa Plaza for the Occupy rally. Just before 1:30 pm, the group started marching southbound on Broadway. As the group of approximately 450 marched, traffic disruptions occurred on downtown streets. By 4 pm, the bulk of the Occupy crowd of approximately 500 has returned to Frank Ogawa Plaza.
By 12pm, a crowd of approximately 250 had gathered in Frank Ogawa Plaza for the Occupy rally. Just before 1:30 pm, the group started marching southbound on Broadway. As the group of approximately 450 marched, traffic disruptions occurred on downtown streets. At approximately 2:15 pm, some of the marchers entered the campus of Laney College. At 2:30 pm, marchers began tearing down perimeter fences around the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center. The Oakland Police Department would like to advise motorists and residents of street closures around Oak Street at 10th and 12th streets, Fallon Street at 10th St., and Second Avenue at 10th and 12th streets.
Occupy Oakland protesters have announced their intent to occupy a large, vacant building in an undisclosed location in downtown Oakland tomorrow, without the permission of the owner. At their General Assembly meetings and through other communications, they have acknowledged that this activity is illegal. "The residents of Oakland are wearying of the constant focus and cost to our City," said Mayor Jean Quan.
Oakland,Ca.-The Oakland Police Department joins 4,600 agencies across the
nation using Nixle public safety notifications through text/SMS, mobile
applications, e-mail, and internet posts. With no cost to the Department or
public, Nixle allows law enforcement agencies to advise the public of emergency
alerts, crime information, and safety tips.
Oakland, CA — The Oakland Police Department advises the public of an
increasing amount of armed robberies where cell phones and electronics are
stolen. With newer and more expensive cell phones becoming increasingly
popular, they are very noticeable and lucrative targets for thieves.