Occupy Oakland: City Encouraged to Protest, Except Police Officers
Today (Wednesday, November 2, 2011) is supposed to be a General Strike, that is also supposedly aimed to Shut Down the City. However, police officers have been ordered to not take the day off. Further-more, the Police department says that they are confused at the orders given by the Mayor. First to clear out the park, and the next day allow them back in. The police have noted that they are part of the “99 percent” (the slogan carried by Occupy).
In an open letter to the citizens of Oakland, police have also noted that the bill to “control” the protests have cost the taxpayers over one million dollars.
Meanwhile, a message has been sent to all police officers: Everyone, including those who have the day off, must show up for work on Wednesday. This is also being paid for by Oakland taxpayers. Last week’s events alone cost Oakland taxpayers over $1 million.
At this moment we can only assume the police department will continue their duty of law enforcement which was ordered in a memo sent.
Police officers note that Mayor is attempting to get people to vote to bail out the City finances, while also spending money.
Meanwhile, Occupy Oakland encourages everyone to join them at 14th and Broadway, 9:00AM, 12:00PM, and 5:00PM for the strike rallies.