Monday, November 14, 2011

Occupy Oakland Cleared by Police as hundreds of protestors are evicted in dawn raid - 14th Nov 2011

Riot-clad law enforcement officers cleared out Oakland's weeks-old anti-Wall Street encampment just before dawn today, arresting Occupy demonstrators and removing tents from a downtown plaza after issuing several warnings over the weekend.

Protesters appeared to put up little resistance and officers could be seen calmly leading some demonstrators away in plastic handcuffs.

Warnings from authorities had been similar to those issued before officers used tear gas and bean bag projectiles to clear the encampment on October 25.

Police made more than 20 arrests during Monday's raid, Mayor Jean Quan said.

After officers blocked off the streets surrounding Frank Ogawa Plaza, some demonstrators gathered near the barricades and vowed to return.

'I don't see how they're going to disperse us,' 30-year-old Ohad Meyer said. 'There are thousands of people who are going to come back.' Read More