Civil unrest! Oakland has so much of this because of CIVIC TENSION and SYSTEMIC PROBLEMS that have gone unaddressed for long periods of time. It's historical, too- think strikes, BPP, etc.

This is one of City Council's favorite reasons to clamp down on the citizenry and roll out all kinds of crazy hair-brained schemes to clamp down on all the unrestivity.

List of things that are sometimes closed due to civil unrest:

List of problems likely to cause civil unrest in Oakland:

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