Oakland Dampens Occupy With Mud, New Port Blockade Planned By Bill Sorem | December 11, 2011 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on California Subscribe to California Click photo to watch video of latest developments at Occupy Oakland, CA. Click photo to watch video of latest developments at Occupy Oakland, CA.Oakland, CA, December 5, 2011. Occupy Oakland’s original site is now a mud flat. The city has turned on the sprinklers to keep the plaza a field of mud. A few tents border the square. The tree house which has been occupied since day one is still there. Occupiers take turns in the tree house. A bystander noted that since most of the original protestors were not homeless, they’ve merely gone home until the next action. There are a few specific actions, Burger King was targeted that day. The group has organized a port blockade on December 12 to stretch from Oakland to Portland Oregon. Click here to see blockade organizing poster. At this point it’s not clear if the Longshoremen will support it. Holiday lights twinkle from the City Center and quiet prevails, a far cry from a few weeks ago. Organizers haven’t given up, they are just waiting. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.