Photo by Ken Katz, used by permission
January 29, 1:30 PM--During last night's Occupy Oakland actions, a group of protesters broke into City Hall and occupied the building. While inside the space, they vandalized it, knocking over the original architect's model of City Hall. In addition, they reportedly destroyed childrens' artwork placed in the lobby as part of an exhibit on recycling.
n a morning tour for "accredited press" of the damaged City Hall, Mayor Jean Quan pointed out a room with a smashed door that was actually used for classes for low-income, first-time homeowners.
The City is reporting that 400 arrests were made. Quan said that the among first 20 people arrested, only three were from Oakland. According to the city, prosecutors will seek stay-away orders for some of the demonstrators and will seek some monetary damages from others.
An arrest list will be released later today.
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