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

Posted By admin On January 29, 2012 @ 6:55 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

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

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[1] Washington’s Blog: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/01/january-28th-oakland-police-fire-tear-gas-flash-bang-grenades-and-rubber-bullets-at-occupy-oakland-protesters.html

[2] notes: http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2012/01/28/tear-gas-flash-grenades-rubber-bullets-fired-at-occupy-oakland-protesters/

[3] Video streaming by Ustream: http://www.ustream.tv/

[4] intentional: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/11/reporters-covering-occupy-wall-street-are-being-targeted-for-arrest-nationwide.html

[5] harassment: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/11/camera-man-shot-with-a-rubber-bullet-simply-for-filming-police-at-occupy-oakland.html

[6] fallen to 47th in global press freedom rankings.: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2091948/U-S-falls-47th-press-freedom-rankings-Occupy-crackdown.html

[7] this twitter feed: https://twitter.com/#!/search?q=%23occupyoakland

[8] live streaming video: http://www.livestream.com/?utm_source=lsplayer&utm_medium=embed&utm_campaign=footerlinks

[9] occupyoakland: http://www.livestream.com/occupyoakland?utm_source=lsplayer&utm_medium=embed&utm_campaign=footerlinks

[10] Denver Police Use Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets, Batons and Pepper Spray On Protesters: http://www.prisonplanet.com/denver-police-use-tear-gas-rubber-bullets-batons-and-pepper-spray-on-protesters.html

[11] Camera Man Shot with a Rubber Bullet Simply for Filming Police at Occupy Oakland: http://www.prisonplanet.com/camera-man-shot-with-a-rubber-bullet-simply-for-filming-police-at-occupy-oakland.html

[12] Police will have the right to fire rubber bullets on student protesters as they prepare for huge London demonstration: http://www.prisonplanet.com/police-will-have-the-right-to-fire-rubber-bullets-on-student-protesters-as-they-prepare-for-huge-london-demonstration.html

[13] Hundreds of Occupy Oakland protesters regroup and march back to camp after early morning eviction: http://www.prisonplanet.com/hundreds-of-occupy-oakland-protesters-regroup-and-march-back-to-camp-after-early-morning-eviction.html

[14] Occupy Wall Street protesters march against police brutality: http://www.prisonplanet.com/occupy-wall-street-protesters-march-against-police-brutality.html

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