Riot police fired tear gas, flashbang grenades, beanbag rounds and rubber bullets at the site of the Occupy Oakland camp area last night.
RT reports: Police have clashed with hundreds of demonstrators in the U.S. city of Oakland. It happened when hundreds marched to show their anger at police clearing an “Occupy Wall Street” camp. Officers shot several rounds of tear gas into the crowd, who were trying to reclaim their position within the city centre. Earlier on Tuesday, 85 people were arrested, after they refused to take down their tents as part of the nationwide movement against corporate greed.
Hours prior to last nights confrontation, the City of Oakland Police Department put out an official press release, an “Occupy Oakland” Activity Update you can read here.
The video footage surfacing shows a major U.S. city looking like a war zone, you can see some of it below.