May Day Demonstrations Expected Saturday
In anticipation of this Saturday's events, the Oakland Police Department will have more officers ready for deployment. OPD is prepared to facilitate peaceful demonstrations and create safe places and spaces for first amendment rights. The Department will take enforcement action for those who participate in violence against others, damage of property, and destruction. We will also be enforcing Oakland's “Tools of Violence” ordinance to seize prohibited items that have no place in lawful assemblies.We share this information with our businesses and residents to ensure our community stays informed about future events and demonstrations. We encourage those who may be traveling throughout Oakland as well as our surrounding freeways and bridges to use caution. Streets may be temporarily closed or occupied by groups of demonstrators.
Check out our resource guide for more ideas on how to protect and/or repair your property in the event of property damage or civil unrest.
[IMAGE ALT TEXT:May 1st is International Workers' Day, also known as May Day. In the US this date has often been chosen for rallies, walk-off protests, and other public demonstrations. The City of Oakland anticipates peaceful demonstrations downtown. Street closures are likely and destruction of property is possible.]