OAKLAND -- The city's Obama campaign headquarters in downtown was closed Friday -- its doors locked -- and six protesters will soon be headed to court with misdemeanor trespassing citations after being arrested at the office Thursday night.
The quiet at the building Friday was quite different from the scene Thursday night, when roughly 100 protesters rallied outside the office at 17th Street and Telegraph Avenue for hours.
Ultimately, seven protesters sat down inside the office, linked arms and refused to leave. Six were arrested after one of the protesters -- Scott Olsen, a former Marine who was reportedly struck in the head by a canister fired by police in an Occupy protest last year -- left on his own, police said.
Representatives at the office were not available for comment Friday and it's not clear when the office will reopen.
Protest organizers said they were there to demand justice for Bradley Manning, the 24-year-old Army private accused of leaking state secrets to the WikiLeaks. Manning has been indicted on 22 counts of providing sensitive information to the website and is due in court next month.
The rally kicked off peacefully at 5:30 p.m. when protesters from Iraq Veterans Against the War asked Obama office workers to fax a letter about Manning to the White House. The workers refused and the protest continued. Shortly after 9 p.m., arrests were made.
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