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Occupy protesters clash with Oakland police

Occupy protesters clash with Oakland police | Epic pics | Scoop.it
More than 300 arrested as anti-Wall Street demonstrators attempt to take over city's convention center.

 

Police have fired tear gas and flash grenades while arresting more than 300 people as anti-Wall Street protesters tried but failed to take over downtown buildings, including the city hall, in Oakland, California.

Protesters from Occupy Oakland - the local offshoot of Occupy Wall Street - first targeted the Henry Kaiser convention center on Saturday, before proceeding to a YMCA building and then to the city hall, police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said.

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Flash-grenades & tear-gas: 300 arrested at Occupy Oakland (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Flash-grenades & tear-gas: 300 arrested at Occupy Oakland (PHOTOS, VIDEO) | Epic pics | Scoop.it
Police in Oakland, California, have used tear-gas and flash-grenades as a 2,000-strong Occupy Oakland march turned violent, with some protesters claiming that rubber bullets were also fired into the crowd.
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