Skip to comments.Oakland May Day protest triggers arrests and tear gas
Posted on 05/01/2012 3:13:35 PM PDT by smokingfrog
An Occupy Oakland May Day protest reeled out of control Tuesday as police fired tear gas into the unruly crowd and made several arrests.
Protesters began gathering around 9 a.m. in downtown Oakland and took to the streets, blocking traffic on several streets as they marched. < p/> Around noon, several hundred protesters gathered in an intersection in front of City Hall where a confrontation with police began. In a matter minutes, tears gas was fired into the crowd as tension rose and riot-geared police began making arrests.
Police were forced to Taser at least one demonstrator to take him into custody.
The Oakland disturbance came less than 24 hours after another demonstration left broken windows and damage behind in San Franciscos Mission District.
The vandalism began shortly after 9 p.m. at the Mission Police Station at 17th and Valencia streets, according to police Capt. Robert Moser, who oversees the station.
Moser said the "event unfolded rather quickly" with more than 100 protesters traveling north on Valencia Street and causing destruction along the way.
Seventeen vehicles and more than 20 businesses were damaged, as well as the police station, where protesters smashed windows and splattered the building with paint.
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Obama’s useful idiots!
Hope they are saving some of their mayhem for Labor Day.....all this “community organizing” close to election day should help our side.
WOW......just saw tapes of the Oakland protest on the news. That was a lot of White people OWS shipped in. Way more than the 7 Whites who live there.