Larger crowds joined the growing Occupy Oakland movement Saturday.
The demonstration began there last week as an offshoot of New York City's Occupy Wall Street protests.
Actor Danny Glover lead a "Jobs Not Cuts" march from Laney College to the Oakland encampment.
More than 500 people attended Friday's Occupy Oakland demonstrations, which, like similar occupations, have spoken out against corporate greed and expressed outage against "a societal model that has little value for the overwhelming majority of the people," organizers said.
"The collective society has had its dignity ripped from it," Tara Stroud, of Oakland, said. "We gather together, united, to regain that power."
On Monday afternoon, Occupy Oakland protesters converged on Frank Ogawa Plaza, their tents dotting the lawn in front of Oakland City Hall.
As with similar occupations occurring across the Bay Area and the nation, the amorphous movement has attracted many different types of demonstrators.
Organizers say that the movement has emphasized solidarity that is blind to political affiliations and identity based on location, culture or race.
"The sense of community and camaraderie here is really inspiring," Kevin Seal, of Oakland, said. "It's intimately local and fully global all at once."
Some Bay Area elected officials have voiced their support for the area's rallies, including San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos, who is running for mayor in that city. Avalos spoke of the Occupy SF protests and demanded accountability from corporate banks in an on-camera interview with Current TV's Keith Olbermann this week.