The demonstrators consisted of workers from many different occupation including municipal workers and teachers who either took vacation days or other paid days to participate in the general strike. The message is clear “Share the Billions with the Millions.”
According to internet sources, members from the occupy group did split up to protest Citibank by taping fake bills to their foreheads to protest creating money from nothing through the fractional reserve banking system. Windows at one of the banks was broken and some ATMs were vandalized however the one message from the occupy Oakland movement was attached to a partially shattered glass “We are better than this. … Sorry, the 99 per cent.” The implication is that anything outside of peaceful demonstrations is not supported by the occupy movement.