Photos: Occupy Oakland's general strike draws thousands

Thousands of Wall Street protesters marched in the streets of Oakland on Wednesday as they geared up with labor unions to picket banks, take over foreclosed homes and vacant buildings and disrupt operations at the nation's fifth-busiest port.

Click on the photo at right to see a slideshow of Occupy Oakland's general strike.

The protests marked an escalation from previous demonstrations as they went beyond boisterous rallies at park encampments and took aim at a major hub of commerce — the Port of Oakland. Organizers say they want to halt “the flow of capital” at the port.

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California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)A protestor holds a sign during Occupy Oakland's general strike demonstration on November 2

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