Updated: Occupy Oakland Seizes Lot in West Oakland Despite Protestations from Owner

Undeterred by the spate of raids that occurred in Oakland and San Francisco over the weekend, Occupy Oakland launched a new encampment last night, at a vacant lot on 18th and Linden Streets in West Oakland. Campers contended that a home adjacent to the lot was going into foreclosure, and that they had the owner’s permission to camp there. It seemed like a laudable raison d’etre, except that as of midnight last night, most occupants at the camp could neither confirm which home they were defending, nor identify the owner.

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