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—Go HERE for the Friday edition of this blog, now posted. Oakland mayor promising OWS eviction now.
11:05 Great photo at Oakland Tribune shows OWS medic first on scene to try to save life of shooting victim in Oakland. Victim died. More than one photo if you follow arrow. Police spokesman now says victim not part of camp…. Meanwhile, report that Oakland mayor asking occupyers to leave area voluntarily, and passing out vouchers for shelters.
10:45 Interesting, if unconfirmed: NY’s GA voted to send $30k, as requested, for election monitors from NY and other sites to Egypt.
10:15 Update on Oakland shooting from Josh Holland, now on the scene: "Eyewitness who saw the whole thing says 5-6 kids were in a running fight up 14th, went through plaza. Kid went down, others kicking him…" More: "I’m sure there’s never been as many reporters at the scene of a black youth’s murder in the history of Oakland. Swarms." Now rumors that eviction coming.
9:05 Oakland shooting near OWS (see below) and plaza gets more bizarre. Man has now died. And apparently a TV cameraman was injured while covering it (reportedly got a concussion). Unclear exactly what happened, though some claim protesters did not want filming (not confirmed). It’s said that medics from camp were first responders. Many lighting candles at site. BART shut down nearby. Gunman on loose. Shooting not related to the camp. Oakland Tribune, rightly or wrongly, attributing it to fight between two men or groups "in the encampment." No proof of that at all. @californiabeat and @scott_c_johnson tweeting.
8:20 More troubling news: man shot at or next to Occupy Oakland camp after dispute — which may or may not be related to OWS. Man taken to hospital, police and media on scene, details to come. Update: OccupyOakland on twitter says young man,"not related" to camp.
8:00 Watch livestream of OWS panel from The Nation right now with Michael Moore, Naomi Klein, Bill Greider, Richard Kim, others: