Occupy Oakland Protests Get Violent But Protestors Pick Up Where They Left Off

| October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Yesterday, Occupy Oakland demonstrations went awry when hundreds of Oakland police tried to dismantle Occupy Oakland’s tent city. The disarray started early Tuesday morning when hundreds of Oakland police raided Occupy Oakland’s tent city where about 300 protestors were camped. About 12 hours later, over 1000 protestors returned to the camp city across from Oakland’s Frank Ogawa Plaza. Oakland police used tear gas at least three times in order to break the crowd up.

“We had to deploy gas to stop people from throwing rocks and bottles at police,”said Interim Police Chief Howard Jordan. There have also been reports that flash bang grenades and wood dowels were also thrown at protestors. It’s been reported that over 100 protestors were arrested, while two people suffered injuries and one was hospitalized due to a head injury. Occupy Oakland protestors have stated that they will return to Frank Ogawa Plaza tonight at 6 pm.

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