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Around 2:00 a.m., word spread that riot police were massing in around the area where Occupy Oakland has been for more than two weeks. Hundreds of people gathered and began to make non-violent barricades at all the entrances to the plaza. At about 4:30 a.m., riot police appeared on all corners of the encampment. There were roughly 500 to 700 riot police in total. The entire plaza was completely barricaded on all sides, with palates, trash cans, chairs, a gigantic Christmas wreath, police barricades from a neighboring street Occupiers began chanting ‘go home’ as they always do when police show up at Occupy Oakland, but it quickly became clear that there was an overwhelming number of police from at least four different jurisdictions.
As images circulate of police firing tear gas at Occupy Oakland protesters, spectators from around the world have descended upon Oakland Mayor Jean Quan's Facebook page to express their anger. Hundreds of comments along the lines of "What on Earth were you thinking last night?" "Shame!"
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By Sergio Quintana SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- Members of "Occupy Oakland" had a march Friday in support of two veterans who were also injured in the demonstrations.
On Tuesday evening at 5pm Occupy Oakland gathered at the foot of the Oakland Library on 14th Avenue before setting off on a march past the jail and onward to Frank Ogawa Plaza. The peaceful gathering swelled as it marched through downtown, growing upwards of 1,000 people strong. Along their route were police from 17 jurisdictions in California, decked out in riot gear and weaponry. Just before 8pm the police began throwing concussion grenades and tear gas directly into the crowd, injuring several nonviolent protesters.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Anti-Wall Street protesters filled a street with a late-night march Wednesday and Oakland's police chief pledged a vigorous investigation into an earlier clash between police and protesters that left an Iraq War veteran in critical condition with a fractured skull. Police Chief Howard Jordan spoke as tensions grew over demonstration encampment in the Bay area. "It's unfortunate it happened.
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Dozens of police in riot gear and hundreds of protesters supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement engaged in a game of cat-and-mouse in downtown Oakland on Tuesday, with authorities using tear gas to respond to demonstrators' repeated agitations. The latest such skirmish came around 11:15 PDT in front of City Hall, where a haze of chemical smoke still hung in the air following several similar clashes at the site over the course of the night.
In Frank Ogawa Plaza (renamed Oscar Grant Park by the occupiers), Occupy Oakland were attacked by Oakland police about 4 am this morning. The police surrounded the camp with vans, hummers and riot cops. They declared the camp an “unlawful assembly” and proceeded to use smoke bombs to force the camp to disperse. And downtown Oakland was sealed off with Oakland City Center reportedly shut down to prevent people from coming down to protest the eviction. Police immediately moved in to take down tents.
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Photo: Adreadnonymous . Protester in wheelchair at Oakland protest, tear-gassed. [ Video Link : Oakland police throwing tear gas bombs at protesters.] From Oakland North blog: Vowing to reoccupy Frank Ogawa Plaza, hundreds of Occupy Oakland protestors marched through the streets of downtown Oakland late Tuesday afternoon, chanting “Fight back!”
By Eric W. Dolan Thursday, October 27, 2011 0:13 EDT MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on her show Wednesday night highlighted the similarities between the recent crack down on “Occupy Oakland” protesters and the crack down on the “Bonus Army” protesters in 1932. The “Bonus Army” was comprised of war veterans who camped out near the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C.
" Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? ", also sung as " Buddy, Can You Spare a Dime? ", is one of the best-known American songs of the Great Depression .
The Bonus Army was the popular name of an assemblage of some 43,000 marchers—17,000 World War I veterans, their families, and affiliated groups—who gathered in Washington, D.C., in the spring and summer of 1932 to demand early cash-payment redemption of their service certificates. Its organizers called it the Bonus Expeditionary Force to echo the name of World War I 's American Expeditionary Force , while the media called it the Bonus March . It was led by Walter W. Waters , a former Army sergeant. Many of the war veterans had been out of work since the beginning of the Great Depression .
After Scott Olsen, a two-tour Iraq war veteran, suffered a skull fracture Tuesday when police shot Occupy Oakland protestors with rubber bullets and threw flash bang and tear gas grenades at them, you might think that the Justice Department would investigate. After all, the Justice Department has the power and responsibility to investigate state and local police violations of Americans’ constitutional rights. Sorry, Scott Olsen .