About 100 protesters gathered Friday evening at Frank Ogawa Plaza in downtown Oakland to commemorate the second anniversary of the eviction of the Occupy Oakland encampment from the plaza and the police crackdown on the subsequent protest.

Those gathered spoke out against police violence, whacked a pig-shaped piƱata and dined on roasted pig. Many people marched to the rally from the downtown Oakland Marriott, where they had protested all day outside the Urban Shield 2013 conference, where vendors were pitching weapons and equipment to law enforcement agencies gathered for a three-day training exercise.







About 60 demonstrators march along Broadway against the weapon show that Urban Shield is holding at the Marriott Hotel in Oakland on Friday, Oct. 25.
About 60 demonstrators march along Broadway against the weapon show that Urban Shield is holding at the Marriott Hotel in Oakland on Friday, Oct. 25. (Ray Chavez / Bay Area News Group)