Occupy Oakland Clashes With Cops

    OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 25:  An Occupy protestor gestures towards police after the Occupy Oakland camp was shut down by authorities on October 25, 2011 in Oakland, California. Oakland police along with several other police agencies raided the Occupy Oakland encampment in the early morning hours and shut down the two week-old camp that city officials said was becoming a health and safety hazzard.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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    What happens when the 99 percent get kicked out by the cops, only to return later that evening? Mayhem. The Occupy Oakland protest, which is one of the largest in the country, reached a tipping point late Tuesday, as demonstrators trying to reclaim their campgrounds clashed with police. The authorities have reportedly used tear gas and percussion grenades to fight back. Police raided the Oakland movement earlier in the day and arrested 85 because of a lack of “safe and sanitary” conditions. Some reports say that as many as 500 people have been tear gassed. Meanwhile, police in Atlanta have also started evicting protesters.

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