Thursday, November 3, 2011

Occupation Oakland Protesters Tear Gassed

Police in riot gear clashed with protesters in Oakland on Thursday, firing tear gas to disperse demonstrators lingering in the streets after a day of mostly peaceful rallies, reports Reuters.

According to R, the confrontation erupted after midnight and appeared aimed at preventing the protesters from expanding their foothold in the streets around a public plaza that has become a hub for demonstrations.

More than 200 officers, some ferried downtown aboard buses, lined up shoulder to shoulder and donned gas masks, then declared the crowd to be an "unlawful assembly" and fired volleys of tear gas as protesters turned and ran.

On Wednesday evening, an official said maritime operations at the Oakland port, which handles about $39 billion a year in imports and exports, had been "effectively shut down."


  1. FYI, the links that are being posted to your Twitter feed keep pointing to the RSS feed, not the actual post.