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Published on November 3rd, 2011 | by Joe Hinds
Image © [caption id="attachment_5241" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Protesters At Occupy Oakland Flee From Police Tear Gas © Darryl Bush/AP"][/caption] Over 200 Police Officers in riot gear repeatedly used tear gas, flash bang explosives and rubber bullets on protesters in Oakland in a forceful attempt to disperse what had been a peaceful protest in downtown Oakland. The police intervention came shortly after 5,000 Occupy Oakland Protesters last night successfully shut down operations at Oakland's port(the fifth busiest in the US) and blocked traffic in their demonstrations against economic inequality and police brutality. The Occupy Oakland campaign has been catapulted to the forefront of the Occupy Movement recently after former-Marine Scott Olsen was seriously wounded last week in a protest in downtown Oakland. Olsen suffered a fractured skull after being struck by a tear gas canister fired by police whilst protesting peacefully last week and remains in hospital in a serious condition. Prior to marching on the port Occupy Oakland Protesters, who where joined by hundreds of city workers, teachers and military veterans, blocked the downtown intersection of 14th street and Broadway, where Olsen was seriously wounded on the evening of the 25th October, whilst chanting "We are Scott Olsen" in a show of solidarity with the injured War Veteran. More rubber bullets and teargas grenades were fired directly at peaceful demonstrators, in several cases at close range, as the protest continued into the night. Around 60 people have so far been arresting during the protest whilst several people have been injured and at least 3 have been hospitalised as a result of injuries sustained from Police rubber bullets and tear gas, whilst another protester was hospitalised after being struck by a car which reportedly accelerated into a protester after he attempted to block the car from passing. A video of police using tear gas on peaceful protesters at last nights protest can be seen here. Several Occupy Oakland Protesters have since shown their anger against Police tactics which have once again failed to allow people their constitutional right of protest and have brought violence and harm to yet another peaceful event; a worryingly common trait over recent months as Police have looked to quell the widespread 'Occupy' Movement.

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Tear Gas, Flash Bangs & Rubber Bullets Used On Occupy Oakland’s Peaceful Protesters

Protesters At Occupy Oakland Flee From Police Tear Gas © Darryl Bush/AP

Over 200 Police Officers in riot gear repeatedly used tear gas, flash bang explosives and rubber bullets on protesters in Oakland in a forceful attempt to disperse what had been a peaceful protest in downtown Oakland. The police intervention came shortly after 5,000 Occupy Oakland Protesters last night successfully shut down operations at Oakland’s port(the fifth busiest in the US) and blocked traffic in their demonstrations against economic inequality and police brutality.

The Occupy Oakland campaign has been catapulted to the forefront of the Occupy Movement recently after former-Marine Scott Olsen was seriously wounded last week in a protest in downtown Oakland. Olsen suffered a fractured skull after being struck by a tear gas canister fired by police whilst protesting peacefully last week and remains in hospital in a serious condition.

Prior to marching on the port Occupy Oakland Protesters, who where joined by hundreds of city workers, teachers and military veterans, blocked the downtown intersection of 14th street and Broadway, where Olsen was seriously wounded on the evening of the 25th October, whilst chanting “We are Scott Olsen” in a show of solidarity with the injured War Veteran.

More rubber bullets and teargas grenades were fired directly at peaceful demonstrators, in several cases at close range, as the protest continued into the night. Around 60 people have so far been arresting during the protest whilst several people have been injured and at least 3 have been hospitalised as a result of injuries sustained from Police rubber bullets and tear gas, whilst another protester was hospitalised after being struck by a car which reportedly accelerated into a protester after he attempted to block the car from passing.

A video of police using tear gas on peaceful protesters at last nights protest can be seen here.

Several Occupy Oakland Protesters have since shown their anger against Police tactics which have once again failed to allow people their constitutional right of protest and have brought violence and harm to yet another peaceful event; a worryingly common trait over recent months as Police have looked to quell the widespread ‘Occupy’ Movement.

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