Occupy Oakland protesters plan to return
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Occupy Wall Street demonstrators in Oakland say they will return to their protest site Wednesday afternoon after police cleared hundreds of people from the streets with tear gas.
A Twitter feed used by Oakland's Occupy Wall Street movement is calling on protesters to return to downtown at 6 p.m. for another round of demonstrations. The Twitter feed, @occupyoakland, told its followers to return to the plaza in front of Oakland City Hall, vowing that they "will not be moved."
Police insist they had no choice but to use tear gas after protesters began throwing rocks and bottles at officers. More than a hundred people were arrested.
The conflict began early Tuesday, when officers dismantled an encampment that had dominated the plaza for more than two weeks.
City Administrator Deanna Santana said, "I made the decision with the team that was in place to put an end to what I see is a very critical situation that posed significant risk."
Last Friday, city officials issued a warning that people would no longer be allowed to camp in the plaza. But a free speech zone is allowed between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.
In Fresno, a quiet night at the Occupy Fresno camp at downtown's Courthouse Park.
The group has been staying at the park for more than two weeks without any violence.
The first official general assembly of Occupy Fresno convened on Sunday, October 9th. Despite the peaceful demonstrations here, the group did post a demonstration guide on its Twitter page with a hash tag that said support Oakland. It's called the protestors guide to organize demonstrations amidst repression. It includes, tips on how to make a homemade mask to protest against teargas, and guides to take pictures of police during demonstrations.
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