Occupy Oakland Anniversary March Peaceful
Downtown Oakland was quiet and intact Friday morning after a peaceful protest marking one year since police clashed with Occupy demonstrators. About 200 people took part in a series of anniversary events, including Scott Olsen, an Iraq War veteran.
Olsen was badly hurt last year when a non-lethal police projectile hit him in the head. "I think Occupy has been a success overall" Olsen says. "For one, it’s radicalized a generation who I don’t think is going to give up until we create a world that we want to live in.”
Scott Rossi, who volunteers as a medic, says it's time for the Occupy movement to evolve. “I think we should bury the word Occupy," he says. "I think the media has done a very effective job demonizing the word. It’s not the word that’s important, it's the network we’ve built and the resistance movement we’ve built.”
The Oakland Police Department says it has disciplined more than 40 officers, including two who could be fired, for their conduct during last year's Occupy protests. Police arrested two people Thursday night: one for allegedly hitting an officer in the chest with a rock, the other on drug charges.