Note: We just received an email from a friend asking to please sign a petition to Mayor Quan protesting the police violent raid of Occupy Oakland and subsequent attack of last nights protest. We’re not too much on petitions, however this will send an email to Mayor Quan:
You can also call Mayor Quan at 510.238.3141 and express your outrage. As of 10 am eastern time her voice message box was filled. I was going to congratulate the Mayor for following in the footsteps of the late Mayor of Chicago, Richard J. Daley. Daley’s police violent actions against people protesting the Viet Nam war during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago helped turned an entire generation against the established order. I watched on TV as the police brutally attacked demonstrators, turning the streets bloody. “The whole world is watching!” chanted the people on the street. That changed my life. Yesterday in Oakland chants rang out as some of those arrested were taken away: “Let them go! Arrest the CEOs!” So hat’s off to Mayor Quan for helping turn another generation against the established order.
-Orin Langelle for GJEP
Also from earlier yesterday: Occupy Oakland Violently Evicted…for Now (article and photos)– Report and photos by Jeff Conant (GJEP’s Communications Director)