Occupy Oakland Gets Evicted Again

Police forces movement to move on from vacant lot.

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    An Occupy Oakland protestor moves a tent into place at a new encampment at a foreclosed property on November 22, 2011 in Oakland, California. About a dozen Occupy Oakland protestors set up an encampment on the grassy area of a foreclosed property after Oakland police shut down three different Occupy encampments over the past week.

    Oakland police told dozens of Occupy Oakland protesters to leave a private lot at 1815 Linden St. Tuesday night at the request of the property owner, a police spokeswoman said.

    The protesters had taken over the lot on Monday, and by Tuesday night around 40 tents had been pitched there, police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said.

    The parcel is adjacent to a residential building and, according to public records, is owned by Gloria Cobb.
          
    Protesters said Tuesday that the property was in foreclosure proceedings, and that the owner had given them permission to occupy the area to help protect the land from being foreclosed.

    Watson said Tuesday that the owner had asked protesters to leave, and police arrived to enforce that request at around 8:30 p.m.

    As of around 9 p.m., protesters were packing up, and Watson said that all protesters eventually left without incident.

    No one was arrested or cited, Watson said.

    Afterward, some protesters returned to the sites of Occupy Oakland's previous encampments at Frank Ogawa Plaza and Snow Park, but did not try to camp there, Watson said.