Occupy Cal joins Occupy Oakland to shut down port

Members of Occupy Cal joined Occupy Oakland and others in their march to shut down the Port of Oakland.
Anna Vignet/Senior Staff
Members of Occupy Cal joined Occupy Oakland and others in their march to shut down the Port of Oakland.

About 15 protesters from Occupy Cal joined Occupy Oakland to march to shut down the Port of Oakland Monday night.

The Occupy Cal group met at Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue near the UC Berkeley campus at 2 p.m. before departing to Oakland.

Once there, the protesters joined the larger Occupy rally in Frank Ogawa Plaza until joining in the 4 p.m. march to the port that lasted nearly two hours.The Occupy Cal group split up before meeting at the plaza, with several members taking BART and others riding bicycles or the bus.

At the rally before the march, several speakers spoke to the crowd, including activist Angela Davis and Scott Olsen, the Iraq War veteran who suffered a fractured skull after a police confrontation at Occupy Oakland Oct. 25.

Once the protesters arrived at the Port of Oakland, a general assembly was called for 7 p.m. At around 6:30, several Occupy Cal protesters were waiting for the meeting to begin.

Members of Occupy Cal joined Occupy Oakland and others in their march to shut down the Port of Oakland.