Police in Oakland, California last night repeatedly clashed with demonstrators who refused to simply go home, even after every one of their repeated assemblies were declared illegal.
As police dispersed crowds with tear gas and less-lethal weaponry, protesters fled from their positions and re-formed in other locations, leading to what The Associated Press called a “game of cat-and-mouse” between the groups. Every time protesters would assemble again, police rushed to the location and attempted to disperse them.
Amid the tear gas and pepper spray, clearly angered protesters chanted: “Who are you protecting?” Reports from protesters on Twitter claimed the crowd broke into an acapella version of “The Imperial March” from Star Wars as police closed in on them.
Scenes from the skirmishes are terrifying, showing a barely contained bedlam and numerous brutal arrests. Police claimed that protesters threw rocks and bottles at them, and set trash cans on fire. Protesters claimed that police responded with rubber bullets and flashbang grenades — and while police denied this, video from the scene seems to disprove their denial.
The marches in Oakland coincided with a fundraising event for President Barack Obama, who was in San Francisco, and followed an early morning police raid on Tuesday meant to evict protesters from their two-week-old encampment at Oscar Grant Park.
Police said that 97 people were arrested in that early morning raid, while hundreds more decided to leave the park and regroup later. More than 100 were arrested Tuesday night.
This video is from The Associated Press, published Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011.
Photo: Flickr user dignidadrebelde.
This video was published to YouTube on Oct. 26, 2011.
‘America is running away like rats’: Watch angry Kurds blame US troops for dead babies as they withdraw
The Associated Press obtained video of Kurds pelting American military vehicles with fruit as they withdrew from Syria.
The video was first captured by a Kurdish news agency, the AP said in a report on Monday.
“Like rats, America is running away,” one man shouted in Arabic. Another shouted obscenities and talked of babies in Kurdish-held Syria who had died in the Turkish offensive.
The scene encapsulated the Kurds’ feelings of betrayal and added a new indignity to a US withdrawal that has been rushed and involved several close brushes with Turkish-backed forces.
WATCH: White House protesters chant ‘impeach Trump’ loud enough for aides to hear
Protesters gathered in front of the White House on Sunday to call on President Donald Trump to be removed from office.
Videos circulated online showed protesters chanting "impeach Trump" close enough to the White House for staff to hear the demonstration.
In other videos, protesters were blowing loud whistles.
Meanwhile, demonstrators also greeted Trump as he visited his New Jersey golf course. Pro-impeachment protesters were also reportedly out on the streets in Boston and New York City.
Watch some of the video clips below.
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White House urged diplomats to stay quiet about withheld aid to Ukraine: ‘Nothing to see here’
As Democrats proceed with impeachment, there are explosive new revelations almost daily related to President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine.
On Wednesday, the New York Times reported that top diplomats were instructed to keep quiet about the temporary freeze on the $141 million package of aid to Ukraine.
“Keep moving, people, nothing to see here,” Brad Freden, the State Department’s acting deputy assistant secretary of Europe and Eurasia, said in an email.