Protester: ‘Occupy Oakland’ not going away anytime soon

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 21:13 EDT
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“Occupy Oakland” protester Fatima Mojadiddy appeared on Countdown with Keith Olbermann on Tuesday night to discuss the raid on the demonstration at Frank Ogawa Plaza.

The two week-long demonstration was broken up, according to police, because of “continued violations of the law” including “numerous reports of fighting, assault and threatening/intimidating behavior.” Medical responders were denied access to the camp on at least two occasions.

When asked about the complaints, Mojadiddy said the protesters were doing the best they could with limited resources.

“Rather than spending probably hundreds of thousands of dollars like they did last night, this city could have better used a fraction of that money to make our kitchen up to code,” she said. “This is the best we could do as ordinary people trying to help people who are suffering in this country.”

“This movement is a mass movement of the people and I don’t think this movement is going away anytime soon,” Mojadiddy added. “We are the 99 percent and we want economic justice.”

Watch video, courtesy of Current TV, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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