Updated at 5 p.m. Tuesday
With guns drawn, Alameda County sheriff’s deputies enforced an eviction order early Tuesday morning, arresting two mothers who had moved into an empty West Oakland home, along with two of their supporters.
Officials confirmed the arrests of mothers Tolani King, 46, and Misty Cross, 38, as well as protesters Jesse Turner, 25, and Walter Baker, 28. All were charged with misdemeanors for obstructing police officers in their duties and are being held at Santa Rita Jail.
By Tuesday afternoon, all four had been released. The two moms, who were released first, and greeted by a small crowd of supporters, called conditions inside the jail terrible, and said they were now more fired up than ever to continue their fight.