On Thursday, four undocumented youth took over Obama’s campaign headquarters in Oakland, which sits just blocks away from Occupy Oakland’s Sunday General Assembly location at 19th and Telegraph. The said they would stay until Obama stopped deporting students.
The next day (today) Obama announced a plan which would allow hundreds of thousands of young people to remain in the US while attending school. Nonetheless, after deporting 1 million people in less than four years and seeing as how his statement is nothing more than a promise–which can be broken like every other promise he has made–they remain in the office.
With another occupation starting up today by parents and teachers at Lakeview Elementary, we now have two simultaneous occupations in Oakland starting within days of each other. Hopefully, this is just the beginning.
Photos by Clavo.