In a five-hour stand-off protesters vandalised businesses and smashed bank windows, as they tried to shut down the city - and police appeared to respond using tear gas and flash bang grenades.
The California demonstrators blocked operations at the city's port and stopped traffic on Wednesday in protests against economic inequality and police brutality, marred by scattered vandalism.
As Oakland burned up, authorities were cracking down on protester camps elsewhere in the U.S.
Officials in Maryland are trying to get rid of protesters by turning off the electricity in the area. But Occupy Baltimore protesters told CBS Baltimore that won't make them leave McKeldin Square. Read More