Οδοφράγματα, Συγκρούσεις, Επίθεση στο Δημαρχείο και Συλλήψεις στο Oakland

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Οι άνθρωποι αρνούνται να κάνουν επιχειρήσεις  λόγω της βίας  και οι επιχειρηματίες αφήνουν την πόλη και φεύγουν . Σύντομα το Oaklant  θα είναι μια τεράστια πόλη ακριβώς όπως  αυτές στο Mad Max.

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Περίπου 300 άτομα συνελήφθησαν στην πιο ταραχώδη ημέρα διαδηλώσεων στο Όκλαντ από το Νοέμβριο. Οι ταραχές ξεκίνησαν όταν οι μπάτσοι απέτρεψαν τους διαδηλωτές από το να καταλάβουν κτήριο , το οποίο και σκόπευαν να μετατρέψουν  σε κοινωνικό κέντρο. Η αστυνομία προσπάθησε να διαλύσει το πλήθος με δακρυγόνα –οι  εκτιμήσεις το απόγευμα  κυμαίνονται από περίπου 1.000 έως 2.000 άτομα-, ενώ οι διαδηλωτές που πλέον κατεβαίνουν στον δρόμο αρκετά οργανωμένοι, αντιστάθηκαν πετώντας μπουκάλια και πέτρες.  Στην συνέχεια οι συγκρούσεις μεταφέρθηκαν στο Δημαρχείο, το οποίο οι διαδηλωτές, αφού γκρέμισαν την προστατευτική περίφραξη,  προσπάθησαν να καταλάβουν.  Μετά την έγκαιρη επέμβαση των μπάτσων που ανεφέραν ότι δέχτηκαν  επιθέσεις με μπουκάλια, μεταλλικούς  σωλήνες , πέτρες, σπρέι, «αυτοσχέδιους  εκρηκτικούς μηχανισμούς»  και  φωτοβολίδες, το δημαρχείο εν τέλει γλίτωσε την κατάληψη.Η  δήμαρχος της πόλης κάλεσε το Occupy να «σταματήσει να θεωρεί παιδική χαρά του το Όκλαντ» ενώ το δημοτικό συμβούλιο ανέφερε ότι τα μέλη του Occupy προκάλεσαν καταστροφές σε εκθέματα στον περίβολο του δημαρχείου  και έκαψαν μια αμερικάνικη σημαία. Οι συγκρούσεις συνεχίστηκαν  για όλη  τη νύχτα.

«Είναι μια κλιμάκωση της βίας, κατά τη γνώμη μου, που ουσιαστικά ανέρχεται σε εγχώρια τρομοκρατία».

Δημοτικός Σύμβουλος

Η αστυνομία υποστηρίζει πως οι περισσότερες συλλήψεις έγιναν όταν ακτιβιστές αρνήθηκαν να υπακούσουν στη διαταγή να απομακρυθούν από το Δημαρχείο  και επιτέθηκαν στους αστυνομικούς.  Από την πλευρά των διαδηλωτών υπάρχουν καταγγελίες για υπέρμετρη βία και κάποιες αναφορές για πυροβολισμούς με σφαίρες από καουτσούκ.  Σύμφωνα με την επίσημη  αναφορά τραυματίστηκαν τρεις μπάτσοι και ένας διαδηλωτής, αλλά αυτόπτες μάρτυρες ανέφεραν ότι ασθενοφόρα παρελάμβαναν κόσμο καθ’ όλη την διάρκεια των συγκρούσεων.  Ο διαδηλωτής είναι βετεράνος του Ιράκ μέλος μιας οργάνωσης πρώην στρατιωτικών που συμμετέχουν ενεργά στο κίνημα και τραυματίστηκε κατα την διάρκεια της συλληψής του ενώ του απαγγέλθηκαν κατηγορίες για  αντίστασης κατά της αρχής και παραμονής του σε χώρο όπου εξελίσσονταν επεισόδια.  Η οργάνωση των βετεράνων ανέφερε σε ανακοίνωσή της ότι αστυνομικοί τον χτύπησαν με ρόπαλα στα χέρια, στους ώμους, στα πλευρά και στην πλάτη και ότι υπέστη εσωτερική αιμορραγία και ρήξη σπλήνας ενώ  το Γενικό Νοσοκομείο Χάιλαντ επιβεβαίωσε ότι νοσηλεύεται στην εντατική.

Video εδώ:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WEK6HgXBsQ

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από rebelian 29/01/2012 8:14 μμ.


 

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 Περισσότεροι απο 6.100 πολίτες εχουν   συλληφθεί απο τις αστυνομικές δυνάμεις καταστολής στις ΗΠΑ απο την στιγμή που ξέσπασε το κίνημα "Ocuppay Wall Street" απο το Σεπτέμβρη του 2011 έως τις 28 του Γενάρη, χωρίς να περιλαμβάνονται οι 300 που συνελλήφθησαν σημερα στο Οκλαντ. Οι περισσότεροι κατηγορουνται για αντίσταση κατα της αρχής, διατάραξη κοινής ειρήνης κλπ

από blackblocknoname 29/01/2012 11:27 μμ.


A few pics from the "F**k The Police" protest in Oakland.

While attending this and or covering this protest I started hearing the medics saying "Don't Run." They say it causes heartbeats to rise, and sometimes if the police see someone running they will think someone committed a crime and they will use cop mentality and chase after you.
I support and promote the use of U-Stream etc, but as soon as this protest left it's home base, OPD was right there, it's as if OPD already knew they're every move, and if you ask me their protest plans were already known. This is what I think, either there are police infiltrators, or the U-Stream broadcasters are broadcasting their plans or routes. This would be okay if it were permitted and protesters didn't care if the police stalked them. But it seems protesters at this event are not wanting the police to stalk them. Maybe, now, is the time to start coming up with protocol on how to deal with U-Streamers. I sometimes use U-Stream but don't use it often because I am afraid the police and or haters would see it live online and plot against them. You know sometimes things need to be kept secret especially when the Feds have unlimited power's.

§OPD protecting their station.
by D. Boyer Monday Jan 16th, 2012 9:10 AM

§1st confrontation between police and protesters
by D. Boyer Monday Jan 16th, 2012 9:10 AM

It seemed the protesters were being stalked by the police.

§Occupy Oakland in action
by D. Boyer Monday Jan 16th, 2012 9:10 AM


§Occupy Oakland
by D. Boyer Monday Jan 16th, 2012 9:10 AM

§Occupy Oakland
by D. Boyer Monday Jan 16th, 2012 9:10 AM

§Occupy Oakland and OPD facing off
by D. Boyer Monday Jan 16th, 2012 9:10 AM

§Police police police!
by D. Boyer Monday Jan 16th, 2012 9:10 AM

§Occupy Oakland in action.
by D. Boyer Monday Jan 16th, 2012 9:10 AM

Why “Fuck the Police?”
by Zachary Running Wolf
Monday Jan 16th, 2012 7:52 AM
Occupy Oakland's Tactical Action Committee hosts a weekly Fuck the Police march on Saturdays at 7:00 p.m.


Any time a civilian population identifies a problem and starts a protest, the police department (the Arab Spring for example), the movement has moved into successful revolutionary actions.

The Fuck the Police March needs both militant and non-violent participation with each person fully respecting the St. Paul Principles, i.e. diversity of tactics with separation of time and place. The police department has acted extremely violently towards protestors in the commons area of Oakland, refusing First Amendment rights to assembly and protest, targeting and snatching particular participants, planting evidence, conflating charges, etc.

The weekly protest will only grow and the more participation we have the more people will see how abusive the police really are, along with spending a blank check of resources while closing libraries, schools, and laying off massive numbers of city employees.

We march in solidarity with Tahrir Square, who advise us to give the police twice as much as they give us. Remember the concussion grenades, rubber bullets and tear gas, as well as the kidnapping of innocent participants in Occupy Oakland and the poor and color communities at large, and stealing possessions and resources while destroying and refusing to return them including sleeping bags, medical supplies, children’s toys, food, transportation, clothing, and more.

And finally, the native community is enraged by the theft of the vigil tipi and refusal to give it back much less explain where it was taken to.

The Fuck the Police march is held weekly on Saturday nights, 7 p.m. rally at Oscar Grant Plaza in downtown Oakland, march at 9 p.m. Each march has a list of tactical parameters that are called for by the march organizers. These parameters need to be read and understood fully before participating and the rules must be respected. If you cannot respect the rules and parameters this is not the march for you. It is meant to be a thorn in the police paw, it may have militant break away actions, and may not necessarily be what is traditionally known as a “peaceful protest.”

It is a solidarity building, community building and trust building exercise. Other US Occupy groups have begun to march or are planning marches in solidarity including Seattle, LA, Davis, San Jose, and Philadelphia.

 



Title: FTP3: Fuck the Police and the NDAA START DATE: Saturday January 21 TIME: 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM Location Details: Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th and Broadway, Oakland, CA Event Type: Protest

FTP3 - FUCK THE POLICE AND THE NDAA
Special destination planned, fun activities for all to enjoy, details to come at the march

*** This event is being called by the Occupy Oakland Tactical Action Committee. It will continue weekly. ***

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you identify as peaceful and are likely to interfere with the actions of your fellow protestors in any way (including telling them to stop performing a particular action, grappling, assaulting or holding them for arrest), you may not want to attend this march. It is a militant action. It attracts anti-capitalists, anti-fascists and other comrades of a revolutionary bent. It is not a march intended for people who are not fully comfortable with diversity of tactics.

FTP March, Iteration 3, January 21, 2012 - Tactical Parameters

Due to the fact that most of our internal issues on each march and action to date have come from a lack of information on what the tactical parameters of a particular action are expected to be, TAC will be calling for tactical parameters on this and all future FTP marches that may change as we learn and practice our skills in the streets.

Note that these are the wishes by the callers of the march. In the interests of solidarity please respect these parameters. These are being called for this march only. This goes both ways -- please be respectful enough of the event to not pursue certain actions at this time if they are being put on the "please don't" list; likewise, if you are uncomfortable with someone performing an action that is acceptable within the march parameters DO NOT INTERFERE with them. This is respect for diversity of tactics, and also proper solidarity in the face of our common enemy. There will come a day that this practice, discipline and restraint will serve us well as a unit.

If you cannot follow the parameters DO NOT ATTEND. They will be read before the march during the rally. People will be given the opportunity to back out if they feel they cannot respect the tactics, with no loss of face.

So, for this march, TAC is asking for the following:

SHIELDS: If you have the capability and the will to march in the front line, make a shield to carry for this Saturday's action.

NO DAMAGE TO PRIVATE PROPERTY of any kind -- people's cars, any Oakland businesses (especially small businesses - but the Starbucks that was hit last time actually gives free coffee and food to our vigil so we prefer to leave all of them out at this time).

PROPERTY THAT IS FAIR GAME IF YOU ARE SO INCLINED - police vehicles and equipment, Mainstream Media vehicles and equipment. The police and the MSM are not our friends, never have been, and never will be.

NO FRONTAL ASSAULTS ON THE POLICE - i.e., no bottle throwing. Defensive actions are fully accepted and encouraged. Shields, unarresting, disarming cops that are beating comrades, etc. MAKE THE POLICE STRIKE THE FIRST BLOW.

SPLIT-OFF MARCHES AND AUTONOMOUS ACTIONS ARE NOT DISCOURAGED. If you do decide to go your own route, please respect the above parameters. Large banks, huge international corporations that run this city with their money, political organization HQ such as the Democrat campaign office or the chamber of commerce are not considered private property for the purposes of the parameters. If you decide to split off, do your autonomous actions away from the main march, not right next to it.

We are not encouraging anyone to attack any property whatsoever, but some property is more acceptable than others if you really must risk your freedom by doing something of that nature.

FIRE CAN BE FUN - if you want to burn something in the street (that isn't somebody's car) then more power to you. If someone is burning something in the street then DO NOT INTERFERE.

STREET BARRICADES ARE FOR YOUR PROTECTION - Do not remove them if they have been placed. Do not stop comrades from placing barriers if they choose to take that risk. It is actually to protect the march. If you are uncomfortable with the barriers, just walk away from them.

BLOC UP: If you hear the shout, "Bloc up!" Or "Tighten up!" It is in your best interest to clump together with the main group in tight formation. Be aware of distance and do not string out along the march route. Do not give the police an opportunity to snatch you and plant evidence on you to conflate charges with.

And to repeat:

NO INTERFERING IN OTHER PEOPLE'S ACTIONS EVEN IF YOU DO NOT PERSONALLY AGREE WITH THEM. Do not yell stop. Do not grab your comrades. If you feel unsafe, move away. The parameters listed above are for our own use so that we can hold one another accountable afterwards for things that may not have gone according to plan. But in the face of the enemy WE SHOW FULL SOLIDARITY. Afterwards we can argue about stuff. Not during the action.

We are all adults. We are all comrades. We have a common enemy and we will have to learn to work as a unit. Following the action parameters on each FTP march should mitigate the fighting and problems we have consistently had after every action to date.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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The Oakland Police Department has harassed and brutalized Occupy Oakland and participants in the vigil. Camps and liberated foreclosed buildings have been raided and shut down. OOers at the vigil have been arrested for as little as standing nearby when the police decide to raid, all the way up to the ridiculous charge of lynching. People have been physically assaulted by those supposed to protect and serve, but only do so in the interests of the 1%.

With dozens of our comrades having been arrested in the past couple of weeks, and culminating in the city's revocation of the vigil's permit and the immediate threat of another police raid to clear the plaza, the time has come to rise up and let them know what we think of them and that we will no longer meekly accept their violations of our civil and human rights.

This event will be held weekly. Spread the word, send the invite, join us as we march in solidarity against police repression.

Wear black
Bring shields if you are able and willing

Rally at 7:00 pm
March on OPD HQ at 9:00 pm

THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING OCCUPY OAKLAND
SOLIDARITY

http://www.indybay.org/sf/

Solidarity Sunday – Wear Black Fight Back

Posted 17 hours ago on Jan. 28, 2012, 9:27 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt


Occupy demonstrators in Oakland shield themselves from an exploding teargas grenade.

Yesterday, Occupy Oakland moved to convert a vacant building into a community center to provide education, medical, and housing services for the 99%. Police responded with tear gas, rubber bullets, beanbag rounds and mass arrests. The state has compounded its policy of callous indifference with a ruthless display of violent repression. The Occupy movement will respond, as we have always reponded: with an overwhelming show of collective resistance. Today, we take to the streets. Across the country, we will demonstrate our resolve to overcome repression and continue to build a better world grounded in love and solidarity for one another. All eyes on all Occupies.

http://occupywallst.org/

 


Sunday, 29 January 2012 10:35

OAKLAND: Riot police battled anti-Wall Street protesters in the streets of Oakland on Saturday after demonstrators tried to take over a shuttered convention centre. More than 100 people were arrested and three officers were injured, police said.

The confrontations erupted when the crowd began destroying construction equipment and tearing down fencing at the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Centre in downtown Oakland in the early afternoon, officials said.

"Officers were pelted with bottles, metal pipe, rocks, spray cans, improvised explosive devices and burning flares," the Oakland Police Department said in a statement. "Oakland Police Department deployed smoke and tear gas."

The scuffles marked the latest confrontation between police and Occupy activists seeking to regain lost momentum in their movement against economic inequality after authorities cleared protest camps across the country late last year.

Occupy Oakland organizers had vowed to take over the fenced-off convention centre to establish a headquarters for their movement and draw attention to homelessness. Authorities had blocked similar efforts before.

Police said 19 people were arrested near the convention centre and another 100 taken into custody after they were corralled by officers outside a YMCA in downtown Oakland.

"The 1 percent have all these empty buildings and meanwhile there are all these homeless people," protester Omar Yassin.

Near the convention centre, several dozen police officers declared an unlawful assembly and confronted the demonstrators at a fence, firing smoke and tear gas canisters into the crowd after telling protesters to disperse through loudspeakers.

Some activists, carrying shields made of plastic garbage cans and corrugated metal, tried to circumvent the police line, and surged toward police on another side of the building as more smoke canisters were fired.

"The city of Oakland welcomes peaceful forms of assembly and freedom of speech but acts of violence, property destruction and overnight lodging will not be tolerated," police said in a statement.

Later, hundreds of demonstrators regrouped and marched through downtown Oakland, where they were repeatedly confronted by police in riot gear. Police at several points fired flash-bang grenades into the crowd and swung batons at protesters.

Later a group of demonstrators made their way to City Hall, where they brought out a US flag and set it on fire before scattering ahead of advancing officers.

Protesters in Oakland loosely affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement that began in New York last year have repeatedly clashed with police during a series of marches and demonstrations.

Elsewhere, the National Park Service said on Friday it would bar Occupy protesters in Washington, D.C., one of the few big cities where Occupy encampments survive, from camping in two parks where they have been living since October.

That order, which takes effect on Monday, was seen as a blow to one of the highest-profile chapters of the movement.

 

 

 Reuters

 

 

 

 

από solidarity 30/01/2012 4:20 πμ.


(Reuters) - More than 400 anti-Wall Street protesters were arrested in Oakland during a night of skirmishes in which police fired tear gas and bean bag projectiles, the city said on Sunday, marking one of the biggest mass arrests since nationwide economic protests began last year.

Earlier on Sunday, authorities had said that the arrest figure was between 200 and 300. But the Oakland emergency operations center said in a statement that revised that up to more than 400, and said that Oakland Police were expected to announce a more precise number later on Sunday.

Riot police on Saturday night fought running skirmishes with protesters, injuring three officers and at least one demonstrator.

The scuffles erupted in the afternoon as activists sought to take over a shuttered downtown convention center, sparking cat-and-mouse battles that lasted well into the night in a city that has seen tensions between police and protesters boil over repeatedly.

Oakland has become an unlikely flashpoint of the national "Occupy" protests against economic inequality that began last year in New York's financial district and have spread to dozens of cities across the country.

The protests in most cities have been peaceful and sparked a national debate over how much of the country's wealth is held by the richest 1 percent of the population. President Barack Obama has sought to capitalize on the attention by calling for higher taxes on the richest Americans.

Protests focused on Oakland after a former Marine, Scott Olsen, was critically injured during a demonstration in October. Protesters said he was hit in the head by a tear gas canister but authorities have never said exactly how he was hurt.

The Occupy movement appeared to lose momentum late last year as police cleared protest camps in cities across the country.

Violence erupted again in Oakland on Saturday when protesters attempted to take over the apparently empty downtown convention center to establish a new headquarters and draw attention to the problem of homelessness.

Police in riot gear moved in, firing smoke grenades, tear gas and bean-bag projectiles to drive the crowd back.

"Officers were pelted with bottles, metal pipe, rocks, spray cans, improvised explosive devices and burning flares," the Oakland Police Department said in a statement. "Oakland Police Department deployed smoke and tear gas."

Some activists, carrying shields made of plastic garbage cans and corrugated metal, tried to circumvent the police line, and surged toward police on another side of the building as more smoke canisters were fired.

Oakland city officials said "extremists" were fomenting the demonstrations and using the city as a playground for the movement. Protesters have accused the city of overreacting and using heavy-handed tactics.

Across the country in New York, police said four people were arrested on Saturday night after protesters clashed with police at what demonstrators had called an "OccuParty" inside an abandoned building in the borough of Brooklyn. Protesters knocked over garbage pails and hurled objects at police, slightly injuring six officers, a police spokesman said. The four people were charged with a variety of crimes including inciting a riot.

Tension was rising in Washington as well, where the National Park Service has said it will bar Occupy protesters in the nation's capital from camping in two parks near the White House where they have been living since October.

That order, if carried out as promised on Monday, could be a blow to one of the highest-profile chapters of the movement.

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/29/us-oakland-protests-idUSTRE80S00520120129

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