Victory in Oakland

“The sixth week of the international occupation movement closed with a decisive victory for economic justice in Oakland, California. After enduring several days of brutal police assaults that left the 24-year-old Scott Olsen–a former member of the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines and a veteran of two tours in Iraq—hospitalized with brain swelling and a fractured skull, Occupy Oakland retook their camp with an overwhelming show of nonviolent resistance. Following the demonstrations, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan was forced to declare that protesters could stay indefinitely and would face “minimal police presence” in the future. This abrupt reversal of position came after the mayor declined to wait in line to speak at Occupy Oakland’s General Assembly.” Link


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