Occupy Oakland Tussles Over Vacant Lot
But police kick them out again
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Nov 23, 2011 1:30 AM CST
Police officers evict Occupy Oakland protesters from their camp in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011. The previous night, protesters tore down a fence surrounding a vacant lot to establish the...   (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

(Newser) – Occupy Oakland protesters are having trouble staying in one place. Kicked out of their original encampment, they moved to a vacant lot that's in foreclosure this week. Now police have driven most of the Occupiers off that space, too, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Some 200 protesters took over the lot over the course of the day yesterday; several said that the owner had given them permission to do so, but she says that wasn’t the case.

“We thought the owner wanted us here, but I think maybe she didn't know what she was getting into and changed her mind,” noted one protester. But even after most protesters left, about 50 returned. Some said they aimed to hold their ground. The owner, Gloria Cobb—whose brother is an activist who publishes the Oakland Post—received a default notice this summer. The property will revert to Wells Fargo if she doesn’t cover her loan by mid-December. As for the protesters, "They're just moving from spot to spot, and they're not accomplishing much," said a bus driver.

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saucier111
Nov 23, 2011 11:41 AM CST
Our politicians along with big money have stolen their futures and their children futures. We have the most corrupt political system in the world, looting money from the working class and poor. With the media and faux news if you would call it that, have brain washed it citizens . If you would like to see what going on behind the scene on your pc type in. ; Council of foreign relations; then scroll down till you get t[CFR] and the new world order.
MDD
Nov 23, 2011 10:34 AM CST
Turn the fire hoses on them!! Dam bums!!
n230099
Nov 23, 2011 6:55 AM CST
"Some said they aimed to hold their ground." Right...because if nobody is using it, it's ours.