Oakland Mayor’s Legal Adviser Resigns Over Raid and Says: “Support Occupy Oakland, Not the 1% and its Government Facilitators”

Police Evict Protesters and Flatten Occupy Oakland Camp … Mayor’s Legal Adviser Resigns In Protest

Oakland police broke up the Occupy Oakland camp this morning:

In response, the mayor of Oakland’s legal adviser resigned in protest.

As the San Jose Mercury News liveblog notes (7:20 a.m. update):

Dan Siegel, Mayor Jean Quan’s legal adviser, posted on Facebook that he has resigned over Monday’s police raid of Occupy Oakland.

His Facebook post: “No longer Mayor Quan’s legal adviser. Resigned at 2 am. Support Occupy Oakland, not the 1% and its government facilitators.”

Siegel and Quan have been friends for decades, since they attended University of California, Berkeley together. Siegel was on Quan’s transition team before she took office in January and stayed on as an adviser after that, drawing controversy when he openly opposed a gang injunction policy sought by the city attorney.

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