Sunday, January 29, 2012

J29: Occupy LA march in solidarity with Occupy Oakland

Yesterday, Occupy Oakland set themselves to occupy an abandoned building and turn it into a public service center. They were blocked by police, who ended up AGAIN attacking peaceful protesters with tear gas, rubber bullets, flash-bang grenades, and brutality. Two or more Occupy LA livestreamers were there, Freedom LA and CrossXBones, both on Other OLA members were present, including one OLA member, a young woman, who reportedly was helping police who had been engulfed with tear gas when it blew back upon them. She was beaten and hospitalized. Occupy Los Angeles planned a march after our weekly Occupicnic...

Here is the Oakland story:

And of course Spencer Mills' always bad-ass livestream:

Slideshow of our march with more pics than below, full-sized:

Here are better pics than mine!

Channels 2, 5, 7, and 9 all showed up, as well as local channel 39, and Press TV.

Thanks Brian for this one:

Here is the direct link to the KTLA video:

Via Press TV:

NBC love us too:

"More than 1,000 people were invited to join the solidarity march on the event’s Facebook page. About 34 responded that they will attend, with nearly 20 declaring maybe."

 Occupy Los Angeles confront the LAPD Rampart station:

Here is Junglerush Studio's excellent 21-minute version, up-close!

And from Insightout news:

Livestreamer PMBeers recorded the entire day; here is the Rampart Station:

Sgt. Baker says pretty pretty words to appease us. To be fair, the police could have handled the situation entirely differently. Thank you for letting say our piece without a violent response.

Solidarity with Oakland!

KTLA interviews. I owe newsman Dave Mecham an apology on this. Please forgive me for getting in your face when it wasn't deserved. Occupy is not about being jerks, it was just me.

At the picnic, it was determined to march to the (legendary) Rampart police station.

J29 OLA Trigger-Happy Meals

J29 OLA Hella Occupy

J29 OLA First Amendment

J29 No police state

Rampart LAPD

End Police brutality in Oakland

Stand with Oakland Oakland PD Criminals! s

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