Occupy Oakland: Are we safe going to Oakland's Fox Theater on Sunday evening? It's at 19th & Telegraph.
I realize this is a dynamic situation, but I'm asking for your best guesses as to whether we have a meaningful chance of getting swept up in the protests. For context, here is the map that appeared in the Mercury News
, with the Fox Theater added as location #7.
We were planning to take BART's Richmond to Fremont line (Orange Line) from Bay Fair, which will pass through the 12th
St. station near Frank Ogawa Plaza, and get off at 19th
St. BART. We would probably walk somewhere north on Broadway for dinner.
Is this a good idea? I rode an AC transit bus right past the Occupy Oakland encampment a few weeks ago, but obviously things are different now. My impression, though, is that the protests are overwhelmingly peaceful, and that if we avoid the immediate area, we'll be fine. What say you?