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Oakland Police Fire Tear Gas, Flash Bang Grenades and Rubber Bullets at Occupy Oakland Protesters

Washington’s Blog [1]
January 29, 2012

New Violence and Press Intimidation

Kevin Gosztola notes [2]:

Oakland police in riot gear fired smoke, tear gas, flash bang grenades and rubber bullets at Occupy Oakland protesters trying to take a vacant building this afternoon.

Here is footage:

Video streaming by Ustream [3]

As usual at Occupy protests, reporters were harassed. Indeed – because of the intentional [4] harassment [5] of reporters at Occupy protests – the U.S. has fallen to 47th in global press freedom rankings. [6]

For twitter updates – which include protesters taking over city Hall and police brutality – see this twitter feed [7] and these livestreams:

Watch live streaming video [8] from occupyoakland [9] at livestream.com