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11/02/2011 04:15 pm ET Updated 6 days ago

[PHOTOS] 5,000 Occupy Protesters Fill Oakland's Streets

Protesters descended upon 14th Street and Broadway Ave. in downtown Oakland on Wednesday morning to show support for Occupy Oakland's planned general strike. Speakers such as activist Angela Davis (pictured in this Turnstyle News photo essay), Rabbi Lerner, rapper Boots Riley, and other community activists, began rallying supporters promptly at 9am.

Turnstyle News' Brandon McFarland made his way through the crowds, capturing the diversity of the event, as an estimated 5,000 protesters have filled the streets.

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Photo Credit: Brandon McFarland/Turnstyle News

Protesters shout during morning speeches at Occupy Oakland's general strike on Wednesday.


See Turnstyle's photo essay of Occupy Oakland's general strike>>

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Photo Credit: Brandon McFarland/Turnstyle News
Occupy Oakland's general strike started promptly at 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

See Turnstyle's photo essay of Occupy Oakland's general strike>>

Originally published on turnstylenews.com/occupy, Turnstyle News' special coverage page of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Also in RSS form>>
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