Breaking Up Protests Cops Cover Name Badges

After weeks of standoffs between protesters and police, law enforcement in Oakland, California moved in on the Bay Area city’s Occupy demonstration early this morning and successfully dismantled the encampment. Clad in riot gear and obscuring their badges to avoid identification, hundreds of cops in arrays of three-deep encircled the main camp at Frank Ogawa Plaza this morning and warned protesters to pack up and leave, lest they wished to risk arrest. By 6:30 a.m. local time, the Oakland Tribune reported that around 20 demonstrators had been arrested, more than a dozen of whom had been detained while participating in a prayer group.

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http://rt.com/usa/news/occupy-oakland-camp-dismantled-305/


Is this legal?

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Comment by youhavetoforgiveme on November 15, 2011 at 3:37am

Evidently, prayer is not (legal).

 

Like I said: "hired thugs"...hiding behind anonymity.

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