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.READ MORE: 4 San Jose Double Homicide Suspects Arrested; Drugs, Weapons Seized
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.READ MORE: Police Arrest Suspect in Tenderloin Stabbing Incident
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.MORE NEWS: Update: 3 Injured In San Jose Stabbing; Suspect Fatally Struck By Truck On Highway 85
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