The police make the day's first arrest.
The March starts down Broadway in Oakland after 1 p.m. Saturday.
Protesters started the march at Frank Ogawa Plaza in downtown Oakland.
Those, who have made the prediction that Oakland will be the place that will provide a plausible reason for conservatives to assert that martial law is needed in the United States to maintain order, just got a specific newsworthy example of how things could hypothetically get so out of control that the only possible remedy would be a brief experiment with martial law.
Stories have been emerging in the regional news media that predict that the budgetary crisis in the city of
Since the topic of what happened in Oakland starting at noon on Saturday, January 28, 2012 will be a popular subject for use on the Internets during the coming week, and since a columnist/photographer, who contributes regularly to this website, was a witness with a Nikon Coolpix for the first four hours of the Move In Day Protest, we will provide readers with a subjective report on Oakland's latest contribution to the evolving history of the Occupy Movement.
Since the World's Laziest Journalist is particularly fond of the coffee sold at De Lauer's Newsstand (you read that right it's an old fashioned store that specializes in newspapers and magazines) we went to Oakland and arrived about a half hour before the noon event was scheduled to begin.
There was about a hundred protesters gathered on the North side of Frank Ogawa plaza when we arrived. We took the opportunity to take some photos of the signs and artwork because, even if the event turned out to be a total non-story, pictures of the signs would be the kind of feature photos that one website could use later.
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