Posted by: maboulette | November 2, 2011

OAKLAND PREPARES TO BE OCCUPY MOVEMENT EPICENTER

Peace Child at Occupy Wall Street

By LISA LEFF – Associated Press 

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland prepared Wednesday to again become the epicenter of Occupy Wall Street movement as local organizers aided by labor unions and advocacy groups finalized plans for a broad-based call to action that was expected to include marches, pickets outside banks, school shutdowns and an attempt to close the nation’s fifth-busiest port.

Occupy Oakland participants, elected officials and business leaders expressed optimism that the widely anticipated “general strike” would be a peaceful and even unifying event for a city that last week became a rallying point after police used tear gas to clear an encampment outside City Hall and then clashed with protesters in the street.

“We are expecting the marches and demonstrations to remain peaceful, and the police department‘s and the city’s role is to facilitate that process,” city spokesman Karen Boyd said. “We have done that many times in the past. We’ve seen many, many instances of peaceful protests, peaceful expressions.”

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