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PHOTOS: Inside Occupy Oakland’s City Hall camp

By Beat News Service October 19, 2011 2 Comments Print Share

Protesters camp out at Frank Ogawa Plaza in Downtown Oakland as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement. (CALIFORNIA BEAT PHOTO)

Protesters who have taken over Frank Ogawa Plaza in front of Oakland City Hall are continuing a week-long occupation, settled into their tent city for a ninth day on Wednesday with no sign that they plan to end the demonstration against government, big banks and corporate America.

Three meals a day are served at a makeshift cafeteria, first aid is provided at a medical booth, and a “media center” has sprung up — providing access to the web for protesters. 

City officials are voicing concerns over sanitary conditions at the campsite. Protesters are dealing with a raging rodent problem and a lack of restrooms. Temporary portable toilets have been brought in by the city and placed beside the occupation site.

Here are photographs taken Wednesday of the Occupy Oakland tent city.

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2 Comments »

  • ST said:

    I just want to clarify that the port-a-potties were not brought in by the city but were rented by organizations supporting the occupation including a teacher’s union.

  • devans00 said:

    Interesting how things change in the camp from day to day. I was there Sunday and things were arranged a little differently. OccupyOakland at Oscar Grant Plaza is like a living organism.