Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Protest at Oakland City Hall Move City Council Behind Closed Doors

A dramatic protest at the Oakland city council meeting last night over a controversial sale of public land to private developers near Lake Merritt. In the first minutes of the meeting residents and Oakland activists took control of the chambers singing chants and refusing to be silenced by council members or police. In a move the activists are calling undemocratic and possibly illegal, the acting council president Larry Reid took the meeting behind closed doors only inviting press and city staff to join. Pacifica's Mike Kohn files this report from city hall.