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CLAMPDOWN Police Clear Out Occupy Oakland Paul Sakuma / AP Photo

Police Clear Out Occupy Oakland

A day after authorities drove out hundreds of Occupy Portland demonstrators in Oregon, riot police did the same in Oakland, Calif., early Monday, removing tents from a downtown plaza and leading protesters away. There were more than 20 arrests, but the eviction was mostly peaceful: officers did not use tear gas or projectiles to clear the camp as they did on Oct. 25. After the plaza was cordoned off, some of the demonstrators simply gathered near the barricades. “There are thousands of people who are going to come back,” one protester said.

November 14, 2011 11:49 AM