“There is room where the fences used to be”
As a helpful speaker pointed out. You see, the police left some trash in the park:
But people were kind enough to clean it up for them:
I’m not surprised the OPD didn’t have time to clean up after themselves. The city of Oakland is so completely cash strapped that it just voted to close five elementary schools, for a savings of $2 million dollars. And since all those police that were throwing tear gas and flash grenades, and firing rubber bullets, since they all came from Santa Clara, Palo Alto, Fremont, Union City and others just to help out, out of the goodness of their hearts and weren’t paid a nickel by this cash strapped city, well, I figure the Oakland Police were all off helping clean up their parks and public spaces. Or perhaps they were assisting kittens with their grooming? That’s the only reason I can think of why the six policemen in a white van across the street were the only presence I saw. Or maybe they saw this crowd and figured we could handle it on our own?
Update: A much better use of those fences, via @gonzoakland: