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.

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. A clash between the protestors and over 2,000 sheriffs deputies and police officers turned into a bloody riot. 1[This is a interesting part of Oakland's history that could certainly be expanded here on Oakland Wiki].

Links and References

  1. Journeying the Sixties: A Counterculture Tarot: Nine of Wands