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|June 21, 2021|
Shooting death near Occupy Oakland
OAKLAND - The scene was relatively quiet early Friday around Occupy Oakland and a shrine has been erected near the spot where a man was shot and killed the previous night.
The shrine names him as "Alex". Lit by about 100 candles, it carries messages pinned to poster board that say "We love you Alex," "You will not be forgotten," and "Go in light and love."
There's been no significant change in the number of tents on Frank Ogawa Plaza, despite Mayor Jean Quan's plea for the campers to leave on their own in the wake of Thursday night's violence.
The man was shot and killed just yards from the entrance to the Occupy Oakland encampment, apparently after a fight with other men.
Oakland City Council president Larry Reid condemned the shooting and said it was yet more proof that the tent city needed to be dismantled. "We can no longer continue to sit back," he said. "This has raised the red flag even more." (Source: Oakland Tribune)
Story Date: November 13, 2011