After a 45-minute march through downtown Oakland, protesters have returned to Frank Ogawa Plaza where many are camping in tents as part of the Occupy Oakland demonstration.
Police, in riot helmets, monitored the march but made no arrests.
More than 150 people began marching from the City Hall plaza about 4:30 p.m. and, at one point, police shut down Broadway as the group moved toward Interstate 880. A line of officers stopped the marchers when they reached 8th Street, and the group began moving west, stopping for several minutes at 7th and Clay streets, near the North County Jail, where they shouted chants to the inmates inside, before proceeding up Clay Street and back to City Hall.
The marchers, who included people of all ages, some with children, carried signs and banners with many messages, some reading, "Occupy, barricade, communitize," "Occupy everything," and others that proclaimed solidarity with the Pelican Bay inmate hunger strikers.