Occupiers storm Obama campaign headquarters in Oakland and Portland, scuffle with staffers

Citizen Journalist
8/17/2012

In a coordinated effort (and we leave how coordinated and with whom to your imagination), Occupy Oakland and Occupy Portland stormed Obama campaign headquarters in their respective cities in Oakland, California and Portland, Oregon.  The Occupy group in Oakland was comprised of the far left organizations including Iraq Vets against the War (including Scott Olsen who was injured in October of last year at a protest) and Code Pink. Both groups are active members of Occupy. The headquarters in Oakland still had boarded up windows from Occupy smashing the windows out on August 3.

After members stormed the office in Oakland. they read a formal statement by bullhorn asking President Obama to apologize to Bradley Manning for saying he broke the law,  for better treatment and for a pardon for  Bradley Manning.  Bradley Manning is awaiting trial on charges related to leaking government documents.

Protesters crowd the Oakland office here.

After storming the office in Oakland, they got into a scuffle with Obama staffers when Occupiers climbed on top of and over chairs and tried to move further into the working area of the office.

Police were called in both locations. See pictures of Portland and in Oakland of police.  A hostage negotiator actually had to be called out in Oakland to talk with seven Occupiers, who refused to leave…

The article continues, with several videos, at Citizen Journalist.

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