Six Mostly Peaceful Occupy Oakland Losers Arrested for Assaulting Police

Posted by on Jan 08, 2012 at 5:27 pm

What pathetic losers.

On Saturday night, protesters had hoped to march to Oakland police headquarters, but rows of officers stood outside the entrances, according to an online stream of the incident.

As they approached the police station, officers in riot helmets stopped marchers along Washington Street near Seventh Street, where protesters started a bonfire and some threw bottles at officers from the back of the crowd. During the protest, protesters spray-painted a letter “A” with a circle around it – the symbol for anarchy – on a media van, broke windows at a Starbucks coffee shop and on patrol cars, authorities said.

Police chased protesters to Ninth and Washington and made arrests. Officers penned in the other protesters on Ninth Street between Washington and Broadway before declaring an unlawful assembly. The remaining protesters decided to leave.

Officer Johnna Watson, an Oakland police spokeswoman, said six people were arrested for a variety of offenses, including assaulting officers, resisting arrest and vandalism. One protester was carrying a quarter stick of dynamite and was booked for possession of an explosive device, Watson said.

Protesters said officers failed to give a dispersal order before chasing them down and beating some of them.

“Members of Occupy Oakland call on the city and the district attorney to release political prisoners who have been thrown in prison, and who are accused of crimes no more severe than sitting peacefully in a public space,” organizers said in a statement.

Sitting peacefully and assaulting the police. How charming.

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