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Occupy Oakland Encampment Raided for Second Time: Live Eyewitness Report

StoryNovember 14, 2011
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At the end of our broadcast we went live to the Occupy Oakland encampment, where hundreds of Oakland police officers have surrounded the encampment in order to evict hundreds of protesters. Democracy Now! correspondent John Hamilton says, unlike the first police raid which used tear gas and rubber bullet projectiles, this time police have massed in large numbers: as many as 1,000 officers are on the scene. [includes rush transcript]

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AMY GOODMAN: We end today’s broadcast in Oakland. As we broadcast, reports are coming in, the Oakland Police Department has surrounded Occupy Oakland. We turn now to KPFA reporter John Hamilton.

John, in 30 seconds, can you tell us what’s happening?

JOHN HAMILTON: Well, Amy, very briefly, I’m standing at the intersection of 14th and Broadway across from the Occupy Oakland encampment, which is currently being raided for the second time in its existence. Unlike last time, when police came in with tear gas and rubber bullets, this time they came in in overwhelming numbers. They have not employed those methods, but they have come in as a small army. We know that between 700 and a thousand police are here. They are beginning to make the first arrests in the Occupy Oakland encampment, just before 6:00 local time.

AMY GOODMAN: John Hamilton, we want to thank you for being with us. We’ll keep people updated throughout the day at our website, democracynow.org.

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