Oakland occupiers clash with police (VIDEO)

Photo by Rebecca Bowe

Angered by the 4 a.m. raid that demolished the two-week-old Occupy Oakland tent city at Frank Ogawa Plaza, more than a thousand protesters marched through the streets in downtown Oakland Oct. 25. The march left at 5 p.m. from the Oakland Public Library and lasted for hours, scattering and reconvening at times due to clouds of teargas or threats of mass arrest. Hundreds paraded through the streets, chanting, "We are the 99 percent."

Police deployed teargas, hurled flash grenades, made arrests, used physical force, and sent helicopters overhead with searchlights in efforts to halt the march. Protesters, meanwhile, threw objects at police and taunted them. But demonstrators pressed on, some remaining in the streets well into the night. Multiple law enforcement agencies were called to Oakland for assistance. (The Occupy Oakland Twitter feed is here.)

According to an update from the National Lawyers Guild that was shared during the 4 p.m. rally, over 100 people remained in jail following the early morning raid on the encampment, and several had physical injuries. Lawyers expected most would be cited and released, and charges included illegal lodging and remaining at the scene of a riot. It was unclear how many arrests were made during the Oct. 25 demonstration.

Here's a video of what transpired in the streets as Occupy Oakland protesters railed against police repression.

Video by Rebecca Bowe


were actually homeless people, seeking free food.

Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 26, 2011 @ 6:39 am

that they in fact have the most to protest about, don't they? stupid jack ass...

Posted by 'anonymous' on Oct. 26, 2011 @ 7:04 am

everyone except themselves, right?

Unfortunately, the homeless and petty criminals and drug dealers have tained and tarnished the movement and directly led to the authorities closing them down.

Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 26, 2011 @ 7:36 am

you're up early today. How's that breakfast adderall treating you?

Posted by marke on Oct. 26, 2011 @ 8:01 am

"According to the Chron !!!". Well at least that started my day with a laugh.
One of the major causes of the appalling ignorance and apathy about local affairs is that so many people in this town still rely on this cat box liner for 'news and information'.
TAHRIR SQUARE. Coming to a town near you.

Posted by Patrick Monk. RN on Oct. 26, 2011 @ 10:02 am

seriously, they're the 1% at the other end of the spectrum. as big of losers as the ones who cheat and steal at the top.

"look at these pigs. they're trying to protect the 1%. fuck the poh-leece."

but please, continue to try and bring down capitalism with twitter and your iphones. you're doing a good job and obviously see things more clearly than the rest of us.

Posted by Guest on Oct. 26, 2011 @ 7:13 pm

Yeah! Don't these losers' get it?

If you use technology, that negates everything else you do, idiots.

Keep checking back here for more of the rules of protesting, graciously provided to you from us, The Assholes Who Never Objected To Anything Except Anonymously On The Internet.

We know all the rules and have all the advices you will need to successfully stop trying to change the world for the better and just accept it the way it is, because that is how WE like it.

So just quit it.
You're scaring us.

Posted by matlock on Oct. 26, 2011 @ 8:26 pm