The Oakland Army Induction Center was at 1515 Clay Street.
During the Vietnam War young male draftees would arrive at the Oakland Induction Center for processing and their physical exams. Throughout the 1960s anti-war activists would conduct protests outside the Induction Center.
Stop the Draft Week
On Monday, October 16, 1967 approximately 4,000 protestors surrounded the Induction Center at 4:30 a.m. in an effort to prevent draftees from entering the facility as part of Stop the Draft Week. A clash between the protestors and over 2,000 sheriffs deputies and police officers turned into a bloody riot. 1 Protests continued throughout the week. 2
Links and References
- Journeying the Sixties: A Counterculture Tarot: Nine of Wands
- Mob Fails to Close Induction Center Oakland Tribune October 20, 1967 (p2)