SAN FRANCISCO
10/21/2011 02:31 am ET | Updated Dec 20, 2011

Occupy Oakland Protesters Ordered To Vacate Plaza

(10-20) 22:43 PDT OAKLAND -- Oakland officials Thursday night ordered protesters inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement to vacate Frank Ogawa Plaza outside City Hall, where hundreds of people have lived since Oct. 10 in an elaborate tent city complete with a kitchen, a school and a medical tent.

A document titled "Notice to Vacate Frank Ogawa Plaza" was posted on the city's website at 8 p.m. by the office of City Administrator Deanna Santana. It said Oakland was committed to allowing free speech, but also had a responsibility to protect public safety.

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