Police Peacefully Evict Occupy Oakland Tent City
Lines of police in riot gear closed in around 5 a.m. on hundreds of protesters who had gathered at Frank H. Ogawa plaza in anticipation of the eviction.
By the time Mayor Jean Quan toured through two hours later, there was nothing to see but collapsed tents and abandoned signs.
Quan’s chief legal adviser Dan Siegel resigned the night before, citing his disagreement with the coming police raid.
Many occupiers had packed up their tents before the eviction, disheartened but vowing to return. They plan to rally at 4 p.m. in front of the main branch of the Oakland Public Library.
“It feels pretty sad because we built a community here, and now they can just come and destroy it,” said Lara Bitar, 28, as she helped collapse the camp’s
By Hannah Dreier