Russia Today 
Friday, November 4, 2011
The city of Oakland, California, is reeling after one of the biggest protests the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement has seen. About 80 demonstrators were arrested and several injured after what started as a peaceful rally was met with a heavy-handed police response at the end of the day. Hours before that, thousands of anti-corporate protesters forced a shutdown of America’s fifth largest sea port. That’s as the general strike – America’s first in over half a century – also paralyzed several businesses in Oakland’s downtown. RT correspondent, Lucy Kafanov, was at the very heart of unfolding events throughout and describes how they developed.