On Oct. 10, 2011, supporters of Occupy Oakland started camping out in Frank Ogawa Plaza (renamed Oscar Grant Plaza by the movement), and soon there were many people and dozens of tents.
During the months of Occupy, Oakland Local posted more than 50 stories about the movement, including personal essays by Oakland residents and movement leaders, and much breaking news coverage. Oakland Local contributing writer and photographer Eric Arnold took thousands of photos (literally), including this selection of photos we're posting today to recognize Occupy Oakland's first anniversary.
Reflect on a major focus this past year in our city and take a look at Eric Arnold's essay "Occupy Oakland: One Year Later (Analysis)" at http://bit.ly/UDv0G7.
We also share with you some new Community Voices pieces that look back at the Occupy movement:
Pamela Drake: Look back at Occupy Oakland, 2011 (Community Voices) - http://bit.ly/Qk6Hab
Glenn Turner: A look back at Occupy Oakland (Community Voices) - http://bit.ly/UKjvN7
Needa Bee: Look back at Occupy Oakland 2011 (Community Voices) - http://bit.ly/W4E7xC
Naomi Pitcairn, Chalkupy/Fresh Juice Park: Look Back at Occupy Oakland 2011 - http://bit.ly/RynGpf
T Thorn Coyle: A look back at Occupy 2011 (Community Voices) http://bit.ly/W4J09T