Gavin Aronsen


Mother Jones writing fellow, Ames Progressive managing editor, frog enthusiast.

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Dozens of cops guard the fence outside the vacant lot by the 19th and Telegraph park. #oo

"Unite, don't divide!" a group of people opposed to a 19th and Telegraph occupation chant. #oo

More musical chairs. #occupyoakland #oo

And the game of musical chairs begins. #occupyoakland #oo

The steps in front of Lakeview School. #occupyoakland #oo

At Grand and MacArthur, a guy with an anarchy sign stares down a disinterested cop. #occupyoakland

Random trivia: the owner of this gym chain is billionaire GOP megadonor Robert Rowling. #oo

Here's the "Revolt" sign. The people in front, just behind the sign, are all masked. #occupyoakland

The view from Grand and Harrison. #occupyoakland #oo

The #occupyoakland marchers are going to banks and posting past due notices on their doors. #oo

A Wells Fargo ATM near 21st and Franklin has been taped. #occupyoakland #oo

Dozens of people are shooting photos and video of the #occupyoakland march.

Side two of ski-masked man's flyer. #occupyoakland

A guy in a back ski mask just handed me this. #occupyoakland

"The Oakland Commune Lives!" #occupyoakland #oo

I say "back at" b/c I just checked out 19th and Telegraph, site of planned new camp.Quite a few cops

The blocking of the intersection begin. "Occupy the streets!" a man chants through a bullhorn. #oo

"Free Garden": Some people--not with the city--have placed sod and planter boxes on the plaza lawn.

Sprinklers are flooding the lawn of Frank Ogawa plaza. Part of OPD strategy to keep people out? #oo

"This protest is fucked," the bandaged man says."This isn't a protest about Washington..." #occupysf