Timeline of Occupy Oakland

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One of the marches to the Port of Oakland on November 2, 2011

The following is a timeline of Occupy Oakland (sometimes called OO or #OO) which began on Monday, October 10, 2011, as an occupation of Frank H. Ogawa Plaza located in front of Oakland City Hall in downtown Oakland, and is an ongoing demonstration. It is allied with Occupy Wall Street, which began in New York City on September 17, 2011, and is one of several "Occupy" protest sites in the San Francisco Bay Area. Other sites include Occupy San Francisco and Occupy San Jose.


Occupy Oakland was inspired by the Occupy movement, which in turn was inspired by the Arab Spring and Greek, Spanish, British, Chilean, and Israeli protest movements. A precursor in the United States was the 2011 Wisconsin protests occurring from late winter through the spring. More specific to Oakland, OO was inspired by local protest history, including protests in response to the BART Police shooting of Oscar Grant in 20092010.

First occupation

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Nuvola apps kaboodle.svg "Raw Video: Freed Hikers Visit Occupy Oakland." Compilation of scenes as Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal and Sarah Shourd speak at Occupy Oakland. [4]

First raid and aftermath

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Nuvola apps kaboodle.svg "Raw Video: Protesters Clash With Oakland Police." Compilation of events as Oakland Police fire tear gas and arrest protesters marching through downtown Oakland en route to Frank Ogawa Plaza. [13]

Plaza reoccupied

November 2 general strike

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Nuvola apps kaboodle.svg "CA Violence: RT footage from 'occupied' Oakland" Compilation of events as Oakland police begin using tear gas to disperse crowds, while protesters retreat from the police line, treat those effected by gas, break windows at nearby businesses, or provide film interviews.
  • November 2 (11 PM) November 3 (1 AM) – Later in the evening, a group of protesters took over a vacant building that once served as the headquarters of the Traveler's Aid Society, a non-profit organization that provided services to the local homeless population. Police soon arrived to break up the protesters gathered outside of the building. Some protesters fled while others set a barricade on fire. [32] Police used teargas and flash bangs to try to clear protesters. [33] Clashes continued past midnight. 103 people were arrested. Scott Campbell was shot by police using a less-lethal round while he was filming a stationary line of police in riot gear. [34] Kayvan Sabeghi was seriously injured while being arrested by police that evening. [35]

November 2011

Second raid

December 2011

January 2012

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">Frank H. Ogawa Plaza</span> Park in Oakland, Alameda County, United States of America

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