Mass Arrest in Occupy Oakland

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I’ve been following use of social media in freedom of speech throughout the Arab Spring…but something is going on in Oakland, California that deserves some attention.

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From Jim Roberts, reporter from The New York Times twitter feed: (nytjim):

nytjim Jim Roberts
“@katz: @OakFoSho is avoiding getting closer to line of #oo arrestees so he has better chance of not getting booted for filming. Smart #J28″
47 seconds ago

nytjim Jim Roberts
Accounts of this afternoon’s #OccupyOakland melee. MSNBC: usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/… CNN: cnn.com/2012/01/28/us/…
2 minutes ago

nytjim Jim Roberts
“@GregMitch: Livestreamer Spencer in Oakland says he’s carrying 5 cameras handed to him by those arrested. bit.ly/yszind #OWS”
6 minutes ago
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nytjim Jim Roberts
“@lizhenry: Someone is being loaded into an ambulance, I can see on the ABC feed. #oo #ows”
12 minutes ago

lizhenry Liz Henry
Protestors are chanting, “This is a hostage situation”. Police won’t let them disperse. Someone is injured. EMTs trying to get in #ows #oo
15 minutes ago
Retweeted by nytjim

nytjim Jim Roberts
#OccupyOakland protesters chanting “Let Us Disperse,” but seem surrounded by OPD. Live-stream: ustream.tv/occupyoakland#… #ows
17 minutes ago

nytjim Jim Roberts
Live-stream of #OccupyOakland protesters being arrested. ustream.tv/occupyoakland#… #ows “So they’re really going to arrest everybody?”
20 minutes ago

nytjim Jim Roberts
“@society_society: mass arrest happening now #occupyoakland ustream.tv/occupyoakland#…”
22 minutes ago

nytjim Jim Roberts
“@AmberLyon: Fascinating 5 camera LIVE view of Occupy Oakland confrontation livestream.com/globalrevoluti… #OO #occupyoakland”
26 minutes ago

nytjim Jim Roberts
SFGate: #OccupyOakland protester shot “point-blank” w/non-lethal projectile weapon. Condition unknown. sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl… #ows
29 minutes ago

nytjim Jim Roberts
#OccupyOakland supporters try to seize HJK Convention Ctr. as new HQ. Met with tear gas. sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl… #ows
33 minutes ago

nytjim Jim Roberts
“@OccupyOakland: 19th and telegraph at remember them statue being blocked in on all sides. OPD is firing cs gas- two women puking #oo #ows”
37 minutes ago

nytjim Jim Roberts
“@AmberLyon: Watching things heat up LIVE at #OccupyOakland #OO . livestream.com/globalrevoluti…” #ows
39 minutes ago

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