- Posted April 2, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
DEA Agents Raid Oaksterdam
- jmsaba, CNN iReport producer
As of this morning, the DEA has moved in on the iconic Oaksterdam University, located in Uptown Oakland. The bright green doors are pulled down on all of the buildings that the school operates in, including the Student Union & Classrooms, Oaksterdam Museum, and the even gift shop.
The college is well known amongst the communities of Oakland, and the neighborhood thrives on the economic benefits of it's establishment. Even just an hour after the raid began, citizens had populated from Frank Ogawa Plaza up to the museum on Broadway and 19th Street, holding signs scrawled with their dislike of the federal take down on the college, as well as other medical marijuana establishments around the Bay Area.
As bag after bag of seized material is walked out of the building and loaded into trucks by federal agents, the disbelief of the buzzing crowd of onlookers is apparent in both their looks and the general tone of the environment. Many of those against the raid are speaking in promises of a protest to come later this evening.