Today Occupy Oakland was raided by 500+ cops who shot people with rubber bullets and used tear gas. 105 people were arrested. Later in the night a huge march took place and once again, tear gas was used from the police. I was there and got tear-gassed. But you know I'm femme and tough and still going strong. Soon Oscar Grant-plaza (named by Occupy Oakland after an african american man who was killed by Bart (the metro between SF and Oakland)-police while running away cuz he didn't have a ticket), the site of Occupy Oakland, will be taken back!! And the police were total assholes. And unsuprisingly racist. One of them said "can you even spell pathetic" to an african american-guy who called the police pathetic. The turn-out was amazing and the sense of community - WOW. In blocked traffic people were honking their horns to support us - not out of irritation at the blocked traffic. And when we walked by houses and yelled "join us", many people ran out of their apartments and joined the march.
In a few days the numbers of police surrounding oscar grant-plaza will not be as many and it can be taken back!!! There are too many people involved in this action for it not to succeed ♥
I wonder what Swedish media, both mainstream and progressive, has written about this and the Occupy Oakland-movement?