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Occupy Oakland protesters awarded $1 million over police brutality

Victims of excessive police force at one of the most violent flashpoints of the Occupy protests have received a $1m compensation settlement. The US district court in San Francisco made the award to a group of 12 protesters who complained of brutality during in confrontations with police in Oakland, California,…

LIVE: Shooting at Christian university in Oakland

Police are investigating a shooting at Oikos University in Oakland, California, where at least five people have been shot as of original publication of this post. Watch this live video from KGO, broadcast April 2, 2012.  …

Police use flash bang grenades, tear gas in Oakland

Police in Oakland, California used various projectiles and finally arrested more than 400 people in the Occupy movement over the weekend. Some reports indicated that police used smoke, tear gas, flash bang grenades and rubber bullets in an attempt to stop protesters who were trying to take over vacant buildings.…

Police club young woman riding bike at Oakland protest

Police officers knocked down and clubbed a young woman during an anti-police march in Oakland late Saturday night, and arrested six people. Video of the incident uploaded to YouTube showed the young woman riding her bicycle towards a small group of officers. As she approached, officers shoved her to the…

Occupy protesters squat on Oakland foreclosure property

OAKLAND, Calif (Reuters) – Anti-Wall Street demonstrators in Oakland, evicted from three public spaces in recent weeks, have set up camp on a privately owned vacant lot as they look to regain momentum for their protests. The so-called Occupy Oakland activists, touting their latest move as a bid to rescue…

Oakland protesters defiantly set up new tent city

OAKLAND (Reuters) – Throngs of anti-Wall Street protesters took over a vacant lot in downtown Oakland on Saturday and began erecting a tent camp to replace one torn down by police, setting the stage for a potential showdown. Protesters, who have also vowed to set up camp in an adjacent…

Police fire tear gas at ‘Occupy Oakland’ protesters

Police fired tear gas at “Occupy Oakland” protesters on Tuesday night as a group of hundreds assembled outside City Hall. Early Tuesday morning, hundreds of police surrounded protesters at their small tent city in Frank H. Ogawa Plaza. The police firing tear gas and beanbag rounds to clear the protesters…

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