(Failure to disperse)
However, people who were trying to leave the area after the dispersal order, and after a second dispersal order was given several blocks away later in the night, were kettled, beaten, and arrested. People are reporting that many protesters were chased down and arrested as they attempted to leave the perimeter area. Photos and videos are emerging, taken after people have been released from jail today (Dec. 2) showing serious injuries to hands and arms.
All of the arrestees thus far that I have seen interviewed have complained of being driven around for hours, not being allowed to use the bathroom, that people had zip-ties on much too tight, that people were denied medical care and medicines, that people were not given water for many hours or at all, that some people were not allowed to make phone calls, that some people were not allowed to see their lawyers, that most of the prisoners were fed little (such as two meals in 3 days), that officers denied them the right to use a toilet and so people had to urinate in their clothing and then had officers mocking them, that several women were placed in isolation for no valid reason, and that dangerous medical conditions were ignored and untreated, and other things.
Click to see See California Penal Code Sections 407, 408 and 409
CLICK here to see the full sections 403 -420.1
One scowling woman with dirty blonde hair kept arguing with everyone and trying to provoke violence. There were hints that she was a paid provocateur, because at one point she was arguing that the police should evict the camp since they announced they were going to. She seemed disappointed that the raid had not gone down at the stated deadline hour. (As of December 3, she is now seen at the GAs.)
(I strongly recommend that you download and read this Oakland policy, no matter where you are. )
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TO SUM UP:
1) an unlawful assembly is declared.
2) an order to disperse is announced according to above script.
3) you have to leave or face arrest;
4) you have to leave by the route they are telling you. It is most likely going to be hard to hear that or understand that.
5) It is possible that kettling may take place. This is very dangerous and do whatever you can to avoid situations where the police are kettling.
Unlawful Assembly CA Penal Code Sections 407, 408, 409
California Penal Code Sections 403- 420.1
Kettling: What is it?