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Anonymous Leaks Oakland Officials' Personal Data

Hackers angry over Occupy crackdown

(Newser) - Hackers operating under the "Anonymous" banner have posted the home addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and even birthdays of several top Oakland officials online, in retaliation for what they see as brutality against Occupy protesters . The mayor, police chief, city council, and city administrator were among those targeted, KGO... More »

300 Arrested in Occupy Oakland Chaos

Protesters break into City Hall, vandalize, throw objects at police

(Newser) - Occupy Oakland yesterday had its stormiest protests since November, with about 300 people were arrested in a chaotic day, reports the AP . About 2,000 demonstrators gathered at one point, clashing with police throughout the day. Some protesters hurled rocks, bottles, and other objects, while City Hall was broken into... More »

California Occupy Activists Charged With ... Lynching

Sergio Ballesteros interfered with protester arrest, say authorities

(Newser) - In a bizarre twist, two Occupy California activists have been busted for ... lynching. Under California law the crime involves “taking by means of a riot any person from the lawful custody of any peace officer." Of course the 1933 law was intended to save people from vigilantes, particularly... More »

Occupy Protest Partly Shuts Down Ports

Demonstrations hit California, Oregon, and Washington

(Newser) - Hundreds of Occupy Wall Street protesters turned out today for a demonstration that succeeded in partially shutting down some of the West Coast's busiest ports. Authorities closed two terminals in Portland after arresting two people with weapons who claimed to be heading for the protest, the AP reports, while... More »

Occupiers Aim to Shut West Coast Ports Today

But they face opposition from some union leaders

(Newser) - For the Occupiers' second Big Act protesters are planning today to shut down 11 major West Coast ports from San Diego to Anchorage. They've launched the plan despite opposition from what appears to be a natural constituency for the 99% protesters: Unions. Leaders of the Longshoremen and other unions... More »

Occupy Porn Film Debuts

Gay porn flick was filmed in Occupy Oakland tent, company claims

(Newser) - A porn company is trying to cash in on the Occupy protests with a video that it claims was filmed inside a tent at the Occupy Oakland encampment, reports the New York Observer . "Police can ban the erection of tents at Occupy Wall Street, but they can't keep... More »

Occupy Oakland Tussles Over Vacant Lot

But police kick them out again

(Newser) - Occupy Oakland protesters are having trouble staying in one place. Kicked out of their original encampment , they moved to a vacant lot that's in foreclosure this week. Now police have driven most of the Occupiers off that space, too, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Some 200 protesters took over... More »

Meet the Police's New 'Sound Canons'

Controversial LRAD can cause 'extreme pain,' hearing loss

(Newser) - Last week's police busts on Occupy camps around the United States saw one of the highest-profile deployments yet of high-tech crowd control: sound cannons, reports the Week . Designed to keep birds out of the way of planes at airports, the "long range acoustic device," or LRAD for... More »

Occupy LA Seeks Restraining Order Against Cops

They have right to 'peaceful' encampment, say attorneys

(Newser) - Occupy Los Angeles protesters have gone to court to demand a temporary restraining order to stop police from clearing out their encampment without prior notice. Attorneys say demonstrators have a right to notice because the Los Angeles City Council passed a resolution in support of them as they long as... More »

Oakland Protesters Regroup

Activists may not re-establish tent city

(Newser) - Occupy protesters were back in the plaza in front of Oakland City Hall just 12 hours after police cleared their encampment yesterday. Around a thousand people gathered in the plaza for a peaceful general assembly soon after police reopened it at 5pm, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Protesters have been... More »

Police Clear Occupy Oakland, Arrest 25

Hundreds protest, but few stay in camp to be arrested

(Newser) - Police in riot gear moved to clear out the Occupy Oakland camp early today, arresting dozens as protesters watched. Hundreds of police moved in at about 5am, according to the San Francisco Chronicle . Protesters had broken into two groups, with some defending the tent city and hundreds of others standing,... More »

War Vet Injured in Occupy Protest Leaves Hospital

Scott Olsen still having trouble speaking

(Newser) - The Iraqi war vet critically injured last month at an Occupy Oakland protest is out of the hospital, reports Reuters . Scott Olsen "is still struggling with speech, but is attempting conversations without having the writing instrument out," wrote a friend at a blog post. Olsen, 24, apparently got... More »

Two Dead as Shots Fired at Occupy Oakland, Burlington

Days of both camps could be numbered

(Newser) - Two men were killed last night on separate coasts after shots were fired in or close to the Occupy Oakland and Occupy Burlington encampments. Protesters clashed with police as cops tried to close part of the Vermont camp, and local politicians were calling for the California protest site to also... More »

Occupy Oakland Deposits $20K at ... Wells Fargo

But don't worry, it's only for a little while!

(Newser) - So much for Bank Transfer Day and, you know, railing against Wall Street: Occupy Oakland took its $20,000 straight to Wells Fargo, the fourth-largest bank holding company in the US. The group’s general assembly agreed—just about unanimously—to temporarily put the large donation from Occupy Wall Street... More »

Oakland Cop Shoots Occupy Videographer

Protester plans to see an attorney

(Newser) - An Occupy Oakland protester discovered what happens when you videotape a scary-looking row of riot police: You get shot. Scott Campbell was recording the cops last week when one suddenly fired a rubber bullet or bean bag that hit the videographer, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. As the video shows,... More »

Second Iraq Vet Hurt in Oakland Protests

Ranger suffers lacerated spleen during Wednesday's violence

(Newser) - Another Iraq war veteran has been injured in clashes between police and protesters in Oakland, reports the Guardian . One week after Scott Olsen suffered a fractured skull , Kayvan Sabeghi was hospitalized with a lacerated spleen, which he says was caused by being hit with police batons Wednesday night. "There... More »

Occupy Oakland Protesters Decry, Debate Vandals

Minority of protesters embrace violent tactics

(Newser) - A group of Occupy Oakland protesters met yesterday to decry the handful of masked protesters who turned Wednesday night’s protest from a peaceful one into a violent clash with cops . “They are smearing our movement,” one protester declared to applause. “People who want to destroy our... More »

Occupy Oakland's Brutal Night: Fires, Arrests, Tear Gas

Dozens arrested after clashes with police

(Newser) - What began as a largely peaceful protest in Oakland ended up being marked by the following: shattered windows, graffiti, fires, tear gas, flash-bang grenades, stitches, and arrests. Things didn't get ugly until after midnight, reports the San Francisco Chronicle . Most of the day's approximately 7,000 protesters headed... More »

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