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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

OCCUPYBLOG - Nov. 15

COVERING BREAKING NEWS AND OPINION FROM THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT.

Posted @ 11:45 p.m.
Daniel Ellsberg tells Tribune reporter he will stay the night at Sproul Plaza in a tent and risk arrest.

UC Police cannot confirm whether man shot at Haas had a loaded gun, is a student or whether he is alive. Unconfirmed tweets previously said he was dead.

The Daily Clog reports over 20 tents pitched on the steps of Sproul Hall.

Posted @ 9:00 p.m.
Former labor secretary Robert Reich delivers a rousing speech at Sproul Plaza. "The days of apathy are over, folks," said Reich in a phrase likely to be repeated by many watching this movement.


Posted @ 5:30 p.m.
-KTVU's @KenWayne tweets police estimate crowd at Sproul Plaza is 1,500. According to this basic equation: police estimate x 2=actual number. So, 3,000 is about right.

Posted @ 5:15 p.m.
-Reporters at Sproul Plaza say with addition of Occupy Oakland protesters who walked over five miles up Telegraph Avenue, the crowd numbers close to 3,000 as nightfall rolls in.

Posted @ 4:30 p.m.
-Not to get all conspiracy theory on ya, but the Alameda County Board of Supervisors met today at the office of the Department of Homeland Security in Dublin. The retreat was scheduled weeks ago, but is meant as a training primer for county officials in the event of a terrorist threat.

-Some are beginning to make connections between the recent confluence of police raids on occupy movements around the country being more than coincidence. Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is being cited in numerous articles today after saying she sat in on a conference call with 18 other mayor saddled with occupiers in their cities. Here is Quan's comment (slip of the tongue) to the BBC.

Posted @ 4:15 p.m.
-Tweet from @bayreporta on the scene in Berkeley: "It's strangely interesting that there were two shootings at two different occupies at key moments in the mvm "

Posted @ 3:30 p.m.
-It is not confirmed whether the man shot by police has anything to do with the large OccupyCal protests currently assembling at Sproul Plaza at UC Berkeley. The Tribune reports Haas School is far removed from the area of protests.

Posted @ 2:30 p.m.
-Reports of a shooting at the Haas School of Business. Police say an officer shot a man in the school's computer lab as he was brandishing a gun from his backpack. The gunshot wound is believed to be not fatal.

Posted @ 1:00 p.m.
-There is an interesting post by Slate's Dave Weigel on the so-called "Frozen Zone" last night at the raids on Occupy Wall Street. Are law enforcement agencies trying to legally portray protesters in the same light as "terrorists"? And you thought the loss of your civil rights' during the Bush administration would not come to haunt you.

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