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#OPD Kettles Occupy Oakland Protesters Into the YMCA! #J28 #MoveInDay
On January 28, Occupy Oakland's move in day, OPD repeatedly used unnecessary force against protesters. Their lack of organization, training, & humanity created chaos throughout the day and into the night.
In this clip you can see that OPD has kettled hundreds of people, leaving us with no where to go. In order to get a better view I climbed the steps leading up to the YMCA. Once there it became clear that the police were moving in on both sides, so a few of us asked the employees inside the YMCA to help us by letting us in. After a couple minutes they opened the doors and invited the hundreds of people out in the street into their building, to escape the violent OPD actions.
I was one of the few to make it all the way through the building and out the back door. Unfortunately up to 400 others were trapped and arrested.