Exclusive: Photos From Police Raid On Occupy Oakland

The following is an update from Occupy Oakland.org

On October 25th at 5am, over 500 police in riot gear from cities all over central California brutally attacked the Occupy Oakland encampment at 14th & Broadway. The police attacked the peaceful protest with flash grenades, tear gas, and rubber bullets after moving in with armored vehicles. Apparently the media was not allowed in to document this repression, and the police established barricades as far apart as 11th and 17th. Over 70 people were arrested and the camp gear was destroyed and/or stolen by the riot police.

Contact the mayor and tell her what you think of her actions.

Click on the thumbnails below to see images from the initial raid.

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Note: All images copyright Jean-Philippe Dobrin Photography: not to be republished or exchanged with a 3rd party.

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Gloria H.
Gloria H.4 years ago

This is so scarey, it beats the hell out of any halloween movie! This is the real deal. This isn't the nice policeman that directs traffic, or helps stranded motorists, or lost tourists...these guys are out to crack a few skulls. I wonder if police recruitment will go up? oh...that's right, there are financial cuts there too, gee...maybe some of them are 99%ers too?

Glenn M.
Glenn Meyer4 years ago

Corporations have over-powered our government which now believes that out-sourcing and off-shoring of U.S. jobs is inevitable and necessary with expectations that the middle class should fall on their swords. It is the underlying cause of the financial collapse and borders on national security with the loss of our middle class tax base. Yet, this nation does nothing, not even demand it be restricted by whatever method. International businesses are doing the UN-AMERICAN activity of destroying U.S. salaries, U.S. businesses that hire in the U.S., and as an end result, destroying the U.S. marketplace while still demanding BUSINESS ENTITLEMENTS and protections for themselves.

Infrastructure spending and tax breaks will not replace enough jobs to keep up with the hemorrhaging loss of U.S. jobs from out-sourcing over seas. Neither party will do anything about it unless we begin grass roots efforts to protest out-sourcing and off-shoring of U.S. jobs. If nothing is done we will deserve what we get and it will get a lot worse before it gets better.

Keeley D.
Keeley D.4 years ago

Sometime soon the police are going to regret their actions when the people rise up and fight back!

Eric Expeditionary
Eric Gilmartin4 years ago

As Gandhi said about nonviolent protests: "First they ignore you, then they mock you, then they fight you, then you win." This means Occupy Wall Street is already at stage three! Good news, that is.