02/02/2012

Video: Occupiers break into City Hall, burn flag

Mayor Jean Quan condemned the local movement's tactics as 'a constant provocation of the police with a lot of violence toward them'

The Augusta Chronicle

OAKLAND, CALIF. — Officials surveyed damage Sunday from a volatile Occupy protest that resulted in hundreds of arrests the day before when demonstrators broke into City Hall, smashed display cases, cut electrical wires and burned an American flag.

Police said about 400 people were arrested during Saturday's daylong protest — the most contentious since authorities dismantled the Occupy Oakland camp late last year.

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