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11:00 @JoshHarkinson covering Oakland GA now and march to come. Folks seem tired, post-traumatic stress.
9:45 Yikes: TIm Pool, famous livestreamer (see his stream below) just attacked by what he calls "anarchists" against him shooting stream, smacked in head pretty hard, says he is still groggy. Says someone had been harassing him earlier to deter shooting. He has had run-ins with those types before who are not for full, shall we say, "transparency." He is still shooting but says "my head hurts."
8:00 Multi-screen livestreams of marches around US in "solidarity" with Oakland, plus an eviction in London. Below that, Tim Pool covering the NY march, one arrest just now for no good reason.
5:45 Tim Craig of Wash Post says this indeed shows non-violent camper in D.C. getting tazed pr tasered today in advance of tomorrow’s eviction. Lawsuit coming, all on tape. Kid had apparently been tearing up eviction notices.
5:00 Gavin Aronsen’s piece in Mother Jones on getting busted in Oakland last night.
11:55 Update on Oakland: now reports of up to 500 arrested, though that sounds high. Protest marches and vigils for freedom of expression today on "Solidarity Sunday" in that city, plus NYC, Boston, Philly and elsewhere. Some OWSers upset with anarchists for throwing things at cops. And, then there was the flag burning (see below). City council member likens protesters to domestic terrorists.… Mayor Quan may seek "stay away" orders against some of those arrested… Another updated story here.