Occupy Oakland: General Strike Shuts Down Port (Photos)
Port of Oakland Shut Down by Occupy Oakland General Strike
Over 3,000 protesters associated with Occupy Oakland shut down the City Hall area and the Port of Oakland on the evening of November 2. You can see photos from the Occupy Oakland general strike below, as taken by professional photographers, and everyday people who were on the scene.
Officers from the Alameda County Sheriff's Department used tear gas and rubber bullets to break up the crowd, first near Frank Ogawa Plaza (renamed by Occupy Oakland to Oscar Grant Park), and then at the port itself.
In a repeat of previous behavior, law enforcement officers first fired tear gas at the crowds, and then fired on those helping the wounded. During the standoffs downtown and at the port, one protester was hit by a car.
Several storefronts were vandalized during the night, either by protesters or those using the activity to cover for their own actions. Occupy Oakland protesters stepped in to clean up the mess.