12 Arrests As Police Dismantle Occupy Oakland Teepee

OAKLAND (KCBS) – 12 people were arrested overnight as Oakland police dismantled a teepee erected by Occupy demonstrators in Frank Ogawa Plaza that city officials said violated the terms of a permit.

Police Chief Howard Jordan revoked the permit Monday because Occupiers were sleeping in and around the teepee, cooking and serving food there and using the area for storage.

Police in riot gear moved in just before midnight on Wednesday to dismantle the encampment. A small group of demonstrators marched to the Oakland Police Department headquarters to protest the police action.

KCBS’ Bob Melrose Reports:

Occupy demonstrators have tried unsuccessfully to establish encampments at several other sites downtown and in West Oakland since police dismantled the first Occupy encampment outside City Hall in November.

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