Occupy Plans Golden Gate Bridge Shutdown

On May 1, avoid the Golden Gate Bridge. Unless you are an Occupier.

By Chris Roberts
|  Friday, Apr 20, 2012  |  Updated 11:31 AM PDT
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Occupy Plans Golden Gate Bridge Shutdown

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This will be an Occupy-level view on May 1, according to plans for a bridge shutdown.

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It's time commuters to and from Marin County felt Occupy's pain.

On May 1, Occupy plans to shut down the Golden Gate Bridge, according to SF Weekly. A daylong action leading to the occupation of the highway span connecting San Francisco and Marin counties during the morning commute hours will begin at 6 a.m., and is intended to "show the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District that fair wages and benefits can not be ignored," the newspaper reported.

Already, more than 100 people have signed onto the protest, according to the event's Facebook page. Protesters will leave on "buses" leaving at 6 a.m. from 19th and Telegraph in Oakland, and from Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco.

The bridge shutdown will be over in time for protesters to attend two other rallies: a noontime "Occupy Oakland Mass Rally at 14th & Broadway" and the downtown San Francisco "Mayday convergence" at Montgomery & Market, according to occupythebridge.com.

Mayday is historically a day for labor, and this is labor-related: the Golden Gate Labor Coalition has marched on AT&T Park in protest of planned reduction in benefits for union workers, according to occupythebridge.com.

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