Last week’s clashes between police and protesters have brought national attention to the Occupy movement in the San Francisco Bay Area. On Wednesday, protesters at Occupy Oakland called for a General Strike. Many local Bay Area unions have expressed support for what they call a “mass day of action.”
Our partners at KQED News have been tracking the developments since the protests began. They are providing live updates and background information on the Bay Area Occupy movement and strike on Wednesday.
Read the full text of the open letter from the Oakland Police Officers’ Association to the citizens of Oakland regarding the controversial clashes with protesters last week.
You can follow the back story of the clashes that took place when police tried to clear the Occupy Oakland encampment with KQED’s Storify of Tweets and photos from last week.
There’s also a lengthy look at the history of general strikes in the Bay area.
Continue reading after the jump to see KQED’s latest Storify of coverage of Wednesday’s General Strike.
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