Oakland’s encampment went up two weeks ago, when hundreds of people took to the streets outside Oakland’s City Hall in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement – and they haven’t left. Over the past two weeks, Frank Ogawa Plaza has become a veritable tent city, complete with a free kitchen that serves food daily, a medical center, a kids’ zone, and wooden pathways built between the tents.
Oakland city officials had been relatively tolerant of the occupation until last Thursday, when they issued a notice to vacate, citing health and safety concerns. So far, the police have not made a move to enforce the ban on overnight camping. from A Day In the Life of Occupy Oakland
While @ #OWS today’s Daily News reports
“Faced with a threat by Occupy Wall Street lawyers to clog up the courts by demanding trials for arrested protesters, prosecutors Monday offered to dismiss about half of the 750 disorderly conduct charges.”