- Title: MZ000125
- Length: 2:04 minutes (2.83 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)
It is time to gather for the nightly General Assembly. Many are out by the street. I recognize a woman from yesterday’s march. She has an orange plaid picnic basket. She bends down to a man sitting against a pillar reading a crumpled newspaper. She says something and he raises his eyebrows and nods. She reaches into her basket and hands him a covered aluminum container and a spoon. He smiles and she returns the smile and moves on. Next to her a companion holds up a sign that says: HUNGARY? We have free food here” with an arrow pointing down to the basket. Tonight, the amphitheater is open. We move there and Occupy Oakland takes its next step forward. 3000 of us attend. Some of the fence is dismantled so more of us can participate. People gather the disassembled fencing pieces and stack them so Norcal fencing, a family owned and operated business, can pick them up. From the periphery you can hear the human miked repetition of speakers, and support from the now opened street.