After Monday morning's Occupy Oakland raid dismantled the encampment at Frank Ogawa Plaza, the noted East Bay protesters, now without a headquarters, will merge with Occupy UC Berkeley protesters today. According to The Oakland Tribune, "Occupy protesters plan to march from the plaza to UC Berkeley at noon Tuesday to join a student strike and teach-in on campus, where tensions remain high from an Occupy protest last week."
One student, speaking for Occupy Cal, told KRON 4 Morning News that today's protest in Berkeley will have a "carnivalesque" feel and appearance. He went on to say that today's rally, if it gains momentum, will feature an "open university," music, classes, and art sculptures.
Last week, if you recall, students and faculty at Cal were attacked by police trying defuse a tent city at Sproul Plaza. It did not go over well.
In addition to costing taxpayers over $1.4 million, Monday's police raid also netted the immediate resignations of Mayor Quan's top legal aide Dan Siegel and Deputy Mayor Sharon Cornu. Occupy Oakland protesters have since pitched tents at Snow Park near Lake Merritt.
According to the Occupy Oakland site, another major march is scheduled for Saturday November 19 at 2 pm.