Posted 5 years ago on Dec. 12, 2011, 6:54 p.m. EST by lisa
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Tim is in Oakland reported " At the time of writing, I am getting conflicting reports. Some say that the Unions DO support this shut down, or at least factions within them.
Also at the time of writing, the GlobalRevolution livestreamer with Occupy Wall St has been arrested. (It later turned out to be three people operating streams.)
There were over 1,000 protesters at the port in Oakland before Dawn this morning.
7:52 AM PT: They have arrested THREE cameramen already!
Lorenzo, GlobalRev Livestreamer
Jeff Smith, @dontbeaputz, OWS Press Team
One independent journalist whose name we don’t know. Pictures incoming.
7:59 AM PT: Here’s the third cameraman in NYC being arrested. His twitter handle is #Johnknefel
8:05 AM PT: Tweeted by the OWS Media team:
@OWS_Live #OccupyWallStreet Police took livestreaming equipment. We are asking for it back on livestream and being refused. (livestream.com/owsnyc) #OWS #Dec12 #D12
8:30 AM PT: POLICE ARE ANNOUNCING THAT THEY WILL USE DOGS ON THE PROTESTERS IN LONG BEACH.
They specifically warned that they may be bitten by a police dog. WATCH TIM POOLS STREAM.
What we can see there, for those who cannot watch the video, is a sea of riot police in black, many of them holding day glo orange shotguns. They’re making an order to disperse, announcing that this is an unlawful assembly.
The people who do not disperse “may be subject” to “chemical agents, impact weapons, or bites from a police dog.”
That’s a direct quote from the Long Beach Police.
8:36 AM PT: Tim pool flashed his press pass, and was told by the police that since he was not “verified press” if he did not leave, he would be arrested