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Occupy arrest reveals new tactic for Oakland police

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Police in Oakland, California, have made their first arrest of an anti-Wall Street protester accused of defying one of about a dozen “stay-away” orders issued to protesters barred by a court from returning to the group’s favorite gathering spot. The arrest of Joseph Briones, taken into…

Police dismantle Oakland camp, protesters march on

OAKLAND, Calif (Reuters) – Police forcibly evicted anti-Wall Street protesters from their camp in downtown Oakland early on Monday, setting the stage for possible showdowns with some demonstrators who vowed to dig in after marching through the streets. Throngs of protesters headed back to Frank Ogawa Plaza in the late…

Man shot and killed near ‘Occupy Oakland’ camp

A man was shot Thursday evening near the “Occupy Oakland” encampment in Frank Ogawa Plaza and declared dead after being rushed to the hospital, according to local media reports. NBC Bay Area reporter Jodi Hernandez said she heard 6 to 8 gunshots at 4:59 PM PST, near the intersection of…

Protester: ‘Occupy Oakland’ not going away anytime soon

“Occupy Oakland” protester Fatima Mojadiddy appeared on Countdown with Keith Olbermann on Tuesday night to discuss the raid on the demonstration at Frank Ogawa Plaza. The two week-long demonstration was broken up, according to police, because of “continued violations of the law” including “numerous reports of fighting, assault and threatening/intimidating…

Scuffles erupt as Oakland protesters march on city hall

OAKLAND, Calif (Reuters) – Police and protesters scuffled in Northern California on Tuesday as more than 1,000 people marched on city hall in Oakland to voice anger over arrests at an “Occupy Wall Street” camp. Police surrounded a group of demonstrators on a downtown Oakland street, taking several into custody…

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