Oakland’s acting police chief defended the use of force this week during Occupy Oakland protests as national criticism mounted over his and Mayor Jean Quan’s actions in breaking up protester encampments.
A crowd of at least 1,000 people, many holding candles, attended a vigil Thursday for the Iraq War veteran who suffered a fractured skull during a clash between demonstrators and police.
Mayor Jean Quan released a written statement Thursday night addressing “Occupy Oakland” demonstrators, after being booed as she tried to speak to protesters.
The Iraq War veteran who was critically injured in a clash between police and Occupy Oakland protesters earlier this week was upgraded to fair condition on Thursday, doctors said.
A Marine who had served two tours of duty in Iraq was critically injured during an altercation between police and protesters on the streets of Oakland Tuesday night.