Shake Anderson, a member of the Occupy Oakland Media group, speaks to the press on the morning of the one-year anniversary of the Oakland Police Department’s crackdown on the Occupy encampment at Frank Ogawa Plaza.
Private security guards and officers were positioned around Frank Ogawa Plaza throughout the day.
Occupy-related pins were being given out from 12 p.m. onwards.
A Chalkupy (the art faction of Occupy Oakland) participant shows off his decorated pants.
A papier-mache pig, painted as a police officer, looks over the Chalkupy activities.
The papier-mache pig was decorated with an OPD star and a “Vote Nobody 2012” sticker.
Frank Ogawa Plaza quickly became a colorful place, both literally and figuratively, with artists, protesters and Oakland community members.
Birds fly over the plaza as those commemorating Occupy Oakland cheered and rallied together.
A small group of participants wore all black with black bandanas, and carried black shields with peace signs on them.
Police officers and security guards increased in numbers as the night went on but did not, for the most part, interact with those involved in the commemoration of Occupy.
A colleague and I speak to an attendee of the one-year anniversary of the crackdown of Occupy in Oakland at Frank Ogawa Plaza.