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Police Fire Tear Gas At OWS Protesters (Oakland)
 Part of channel(s): Occupy Wall Street (current event)

Oakland police used tear gas and "flash" grenades Saturday to break up hundreds of Occupy protesters after some demonstrators started throwing rocks and flares at officers and tearing down fencing. Three officers were hurt and 19 people were arrested, the Oakland Police Department said. No details on the officers' injuries were released.

The protest continued into Saturday evening. A four-block area near downtown was closed off with police in the street facing hundreds of protesters, while a second group of dozens of protesters headed toward City Hall. No additional clashes were reported.

Added: Jan-28-2012 Occurred On: Jan-28-2012
By: jbpnw
Regional News
Tags: ows, occupy oakland, tear gas, protesters
Location: Oakland, California, United States (load item map)
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