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Occupy Oakland protesters clash with police; over 400 arrested*

Saturday, January 28, 2012

A wild day and evening on the Occupy Oakland front, with protesters breaking into City Hall, burning an American flag taken from council chambers, briefly entering a YMCA and then tearing down fences while trying to commandeer the long-shuttered Henry K. Kaiser Convention Center near Lake Merritt. Police moved in with tear gas and flash grenades, and as of 8 this evening arrested as many as 150 people, AP says. Three police officers were reportedly injured, none believed seriously.

[+] Update: AP's late-night tally has been revised upward to 300 arrested.

[+] Update: Make that more than 400 arrests, the Oakland Tribune says.

Recaps: Oakland Tribune, ChronicleAP

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