Occupy Oakland – The Wake Up Call to Take Action (Video)


Photo by Leon Sykes (@Dnas)

What happened this past Tuesday, felt like a flashback to the 60’s.  As I sat on the edge of my bed watching the news footage while tracking the hashtag #occupyoakland via twitter I was amazed at what I saw happening in Downtown Oakland. If you haven’t been following Occupy Wall Street I suggest you google it because Oakland surely wake you up on what you’ve been sleeping on. That early Tuesday morning, Mayor Jean Quan ordered police officers to evacuate the protestors and take down the encampment at city hall.  This more than ruffled feathers for the occupy protestors and they took the streets to march the streets in an organized fashion.  One thing led to another, beer bottles and rocks were supposedly throne and in results tear gas bombs and rubber bullets were released to detain the crowd. Many people were arrested, small children were present, and it was just not a good look for the community.

Take a look at this video and you will get a very disturbing visual of all that happened that evening.  Although, Tuesday night was very violent the occupy protestors reconvened last night (Wednesday) and the march continued.  Not to mention, Mayor Jean Quan allowed them to set up camp again.

Occupy Oakland Tuesday October 25 from Raleigh Latham on Vimeo.

My Question is, Was Tuesday night all that necessary?  How do you feel about the Occupy Movement and if you could/or if you participating what are you fighting for?

Please share your thoughts in the comments below!

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