Occupy Oakland declare 'start of the spring offensive'

Melvin Kelley, a member of the group's Tactical Action Committee, said, "This is our new encampment until May 1, when we retake" Frank Ogawa Plaza

By Justin Berton
The San Francisco Chronicle

OAKLAND, Calif. — Occupy Oakland activists have set up a new encampment in a park north of downtown, calling it a response to the recent arrests of protesters in New York and the shooting death of an unarmed Florida teenager.

About a dozen people in six tents spent Wednesday night in Mosswood Park at Broadway and West MacArthur Boulevard. They were still there Thursday.

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