Oct 26 2011

Occupy Oakland Violently Attacked By California Police

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A day of arrests and raids at the Occupy Oakland encampment yesterday has resulted in more than a 100 people taken into custody. Protesters had set up tents at the Frank Ogawa Plaza at City Hall, and on an annex in a park near Lake Merritt. Over a thousand people were determined to remain where they were yesterday and police are justifying their use of force including the deployment of flash grenades, tear gas, and rubber bullets claiming that activists threw bottles, paints, beer, and eggs at officers. The raid began at 5 am yesterday with 500 police officers from a number of California cities working together. Occupy Oakland is calling on Mayor Jean Quan to call off the police. There have been arrests taking place this week in Chicago, Cincinnati, Philadelphia and at the Occupy OC encampment in Santa Ana.

GUEST: Kat Brooks, member of the ONYX Organizing Committee, and involved in Occupy Oakland

Find out more at www.occupyoakland.org.

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