Arrestees and other unhoused community members will be hosting a press
conference tomorrow morning (Monday Dec 2nd), 9am, at 14th & Broadway
(backup location if rain: Pro Arts Gallery & Commons) on the constitutional
rights violations we experienced and the continued poor treatment of the
unhoused by the City leading up to and throughout these holiday storms. See
attached for press release, and please forward to media contacts!
Love and solidarity,
On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 1:12 PM Autonomous <autonomous666(a)gmail.com> wrote:
As of early Monday morning 22 peaceful protesters have
been arrested and
their personal property impounded.
“People will see and hear first-hand that (there) are deep discrepancies
between what the mayor and her team claim and
what is actually happening in
the streets,” protest leader Needa Bee said in a statement posted to social
Among the several dozen protesters was
71-year-old Kelsey Brenner.
“I can’t sit by and watch what’s happening,” she told the East Bay Times.
“The city is criminalizing homelessness and is not providing enough
low-income housing … I look around at all these high rises going up at an
Oakland … my own daughter can’t live here because it’s too expensive.”
“We are protesting because there are a bunch of empty houses and a bunch
of homeless people and we think that people
should have homes,” protester
Juliette Hadid told KPIX 5 as she was being led anyway in plastic handcuffs.
On Sun, Nov 24, 2019 at 6:12 PM Jenny Ryan <jenny(a)jennyryan.net> wrote:
Unhoused folks who have been traumatized and
brutalized by the city of
Oakland, whose encampments have been destroyed, have moved onto Oscar Grant
Plaza asking "Where do we go?" Where are the millions that were set aside
to upgrade, not evict encampments and to build permanent housing for the
OGP 14th/Bdwy right NOW
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