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    Police clear out Oakland protest camp

    Riot-clad security forces dismantled an anti-Wall Street encampment in Oakland, California, clearing out occupants and taking down tents, witnesses said.
    Protesters appeared to put up little resistance, and officers were seen leading some handcuffed demonstrators away from the downtown plaza.

    Officers made over 30 arrests, according to one police source.

    Dozens of police in riot gear took down more than 100 tents in the early hours of Monday morning, lit by a searchlight from a helicopter overhead, as a separate line of officers kept people from entering the camp.

    When the operation was finished, collapsed tents and debris lay scattered throughout the camp.

    Police spokeswoman Johnna Watson told reporters that the tent area was now a crime scene, and that they should keep off the campsite.



    Read more and video @: Police clear out Oakland protest camp - Americas - Al Jazeera EnglishA crime scene? Are you kidding me? A crime scene? How is democracy in action a crime scene? I hope the protesters re group and move to another location and camp or come back real soon.

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    Re: Police clear out Oakland protest camp

    • It's about time.
    • Glad it was peaceful.
    • Hope the Mayor loses her job.
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    Re: Police clear out Oakland protest camp

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more and video @: Police clear out Oakland protest camp - Americas - Al Jazeera EnglishA crime scene? Are you kidding me? A crime scene? How is democracy in action a crime scene? I hope the protesters re group and move to another location and camp or come back real soon.

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    same here, i hope they regroup

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    Re: Police clear out Oakland protest camp

    I watched it on a live feed. The protestors and police both behaved peacefully. The Oakland police followed the law and had visible identification displayed, but many of the police from other departments brought in did not. The protestors moved most of their gear out of the camp beforehand, so they will probably return. The cost of busing in other officers is so high I doubt they will be able to stick around for very long.

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    Re: Police clear out Oakland protest camp

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    The protestors were given a lawful order to disperse. The protestors chose to ignore it. The police carried through following orders. When you break the law or don't follow lawful commands from the police, **** happens.
    Last edited by Jaaaman; 11-14-11 at 06:40 PM.

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    Re: Police clear out Oakland protest camp

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    A crime scene? Are you kidding me? A crime scene? How is democracy in action a crime scene?
    I'll bet the family of the murder victim there earlier last week don't see it as democracy in action....


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    Re: Police clear out Oakland protest camp

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaaaman View Post
    The protestors were given a lawful order to disperse. The protestors chose to ignore it. The police carried through following orders. When you break the law or don't follow lawful commands from the police, **** happens.
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    Re: Police clear out Oakland protest camp

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I'll bet the family of the murder victim there earlier last week don't see it as democracy in action....


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    Wait... That murder was the occupy's fault how?


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    Re: Police clear out Oakland protest camp

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Wait... That murder was the occupy's fault how?
    It's still a crime scene, whether or not it was Occupy Oakland's fault...
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    Re: Police clear out Oakland protest camp

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    It's still a crime scene, whether or not it was Occupy Oakland's fault...
    Screw any justice being afforded to the victim's family! Its all about the message, whatever it may be.

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