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Occupy Oakland Protesters Vandalize Businesses

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Damage in the wake of an Occupy Oakland protest Sunday night, October 7th, 2012. (CBS)

Damage in the wake of an Occupy Oakland protest Sunday night, October 7th, 2012. (CBS)

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OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Crews Monday were cleaning up the damage left by protesters who smashed windows and threw paint at a number of buildings in downtown Oakland on Sunday night.

Mid-morning, a repairman was fixing broken glass on the front door of City Hall. There were also broken windows and paint marks on the building.

The brand-new Chase Bank branch nearby at 14th Street and Broadway had several cracked windows.

Windows were boarded up at the AC Transit headquarters at 1600 Franklin St., and there were several cracked windows at the Oakland Scientific Facility at 20th and Franklin streets. The building houses computers and data storage for the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. At the California Bank and Trust building on the opposite side of the intersection, more windows were cracked.

Nearby, a crew was repairing windows and power-washing paint damage off of the building that houses the new Oakland Tribune offices at 20th and Broadway.

The vandalism occurred after a planned protest by an anti-imperialist group that was scheduled to begin with a 6 p.m. rally in Frank Ogawa Plaza. The protest was timed to coincide with the 11th anniversary of the War in Afghanistan, according to an online listing about the demonstration.

Police have not announced any arrests in connection with the vandalism.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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