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Police Tear Gas ‘Occupy Oakland’ Protesters

From the San Francisco ABC affiliate, KGO-TV:

Police deploy tear gas at ‘Occupy Oakland’ marchers

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

OAKLAND, Calif. — Officers deployed tear gas on roughly a hundred protesters at Oakland’s Frank Ogawa Plaza for the second time tonight after law enforcement officials issued orders to disperse for the third time.

Not counting their vacate order from back on October 19th. (By the way, note that all this fuss is over a measly hundred protesters. Which, after you take out the media’s hype, probably means about two dozen.)

The protesters, who began tonight’s rally at around 4 p.m., dispersed after the gas was released and it was not immediately clear if they would regroup tonight or continue to march. The "Occupy Oakland" demonstrators announced earlier that they would return to the plaza every night at 6 p.m. to continue the protest.

Police used tear gas on protesters earlier tonight at around 7 p.m., temporarily scattering the crowd. A short time later the group reconvened at the plaza. Police said that as of 8 p.m., no injuries had been reported.

BART closed Oakland’s 12th Street station because of tonight’s protest

Just think how the protesters are hurting public transportation, and thereby Mother Earth.

Protesters were ordered to leave the City Hall area for the first time at around 6 p.m. this evening and the crowd complied. The group briefly gathered at Snow Park, the smaller of two encampment sites that were broken up by police early this morning.

Police presence was less prevalent at the smaller park and after a brief discussion, the group decided to continue the march and return to 14th Street and Broadway.

Officers at Frank Ogawa Plaza again ordered the crowd to disperse before deploying tear gas and smoke grenades. After fleeing briefly, the group gathered near 19th Street and Broadway, before heading back to City Hall.

Between 400 and 500 "Occupy Oakland" protesters began the march today at around 5:20 p.m. at the main branch of the Oakland Public Library heading to Frank Ogawa Plaza with the aim of retaking the space they were evicted from early this morning.

Again, one probably needs to cut all of these crowd estimates by half.

The protesters gathered outside the main branch of the library late this afternoon and vowed that Occupy Oakland protests will continue despite the arrest of a large group of people at an encampment outside City Hall this morning.

Veteran activist Krystof Lopaur of No Justice No BART told the gathering on the steps of the library, which is located on 14th Street between Oak and Madison streets, that the plan was to start marching to Frank Ogawa Plaza, the site of the encampment.

Again, it’s clear that these protesters hate public transportation — and Gaia.

At around 5:20 p.m., the crowd began to make its way downtown. "We’re going to reclaim what was already ours," Lopaur said, drawing loud cheers from the crowd.

A large group of demonstrators stopped to rally near a police station at Seventh and Washington streets at around 6 p.m. Confrontations broke out between officers and protesters and the police deployed smoke grenades, which caused loud noises and filled the area with smoke.

Shortly before that confrontation, small skirmishes broke out near Eighth and Washington streets. Some protesters threw paint on the officers and minor altercations occurred. At least two protesters were detained during that confrontation.

These protesters probably feel that they are too old to dress up for Halloween. So they have to get their ‘trick or treat’ kicks elsewhere

Oakland police, as well as the Santa Clara County and Alameda County sheriff’s departments and the California Highway Patrol, are at the scene…

Meanwhile, the city of Oakland is practically bankrupt.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, October 26th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Police Tear Gas ‘Occupy Oakland’ Protesters”

  1. canary says:

    Photos. It’s Oaklands ACORN gang, Black Panther Party (their birth place) and violent Muslim gangs who run their own mafia in Oakland. Oaklands muslims who each have 20 divorced wives and children on welfare leads to plenty of with time on their hands.

    (photos and story below)

    FOX NATION EXCLUSIVE: ACORN Playing Behind Scenes Role in ‘Occupy’ Movement

    Oct 26 2011

    Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/acorn/2011/10/26/exclusive-acorn-playing-behind-scenes-role-occupy-movement#ixzz1bvL0QbKy

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