Friday Must Read: Quan Tries to Apologize, Gets Booed; Occupy Oakland Reestablishes Tent City

Stories you shouldn’t miss:

1. Oakland Mayor Jean Quan tried to apologize to the Occupy Oakland general assembly last night, but was booed off the stage, the Chron and Trib report. The mayor, who has been under intense fire since Oakland police raided the Occupy encampment on Tuesday, then posted a statement and video of her apology. Quan also took responsibility for Tuesday’s actions by police and vowed to oversee an investigation into allegations of police brutality. During a visit to Highland Hospital earlier in the day, Quan also apologized to Iraqi war veteran Scott Olsen, who suffered a fractured skull apparently after being shot with a less-than-lethal weapon by police during the melee on Tuesday night.

2. Quan also asked that Occupy Oakland demonstrators not camp overnight in front of City Hall, but the protesters ignored that request and began to reestablish the encampment, the Chron and Trib report. Liberal icon Michael Moore is scheduled to visit Occupy Oakland in a show of solidarity tonight.

3. The intense focus this week on the violence in Oakland also apparently has solidified and strengthened Occupy San Francisco. The Chron reports that after city officials decided not to raid Occupy SF, following the outrage about the raid in Oakland, the encampment in San Francisco is drawing more people and is expanding.


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