Oakland Protests "Urban Shield" Convention; 2nd Anniversary Of Eviction

Protesters commemorate second anniversary of the eviction of Occupy Oakland’s encampment at Frank Ogawa Plaza with Pig Roasting

About 100 protesters gathered Friday evening at Frank Ogawa Plaza in downtown Oakland to commemorate the second anniversary of the eviction of the Occupy Oakland encampment from the plaza and the police crackdown on the subsequent protest.

Those gathered spoke out against police violence, whacked a pig-shaped piñata and dined on roasted pig. Many people marched to the rally from the downtown Oakland Marriott, where they had protested all day outside the Urban Shield 2013 conference, where vendors were pitching weapons and equipment to law enforcement agencies gathered for a three-day training exercise.