OAKLAND (CBS SF) — An Occupy protester was arrested in Oakland this week after allegedly violating an order to stay away from Frank Ogawa Plaza in Downtown Oakland, police said.
Police said Joseph Briones was arrested Wednesday night after officers spotted him walking through the downtown plaza.
The arrest came less than a week after he was arraigned in Alameda County Superior Court along with several other protesters on charges of battery and remaining at the scene of a riot for his role in the Jan. 28 Occupy Oakland protest.
Under the court’s “Stay Away” order, Briones and 11 other protesters are not allowed to enter the plaza or the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, police said.
He is one of eight people charged with misdemeanor crimes that allegedly occurred during the Jan. 28 protest in Downtown Oakland.
Four others were charged with felony offenses for alleged crimes during the protest, including assault, conspiracy and resisting arrest.
But Oakland police Chief Howard Jordan said the latest Occupy protests have been more peaceful.
“The fact that we have had no recent acts of violence is encouraging as we move forward in this movement. This will allow us to focus our resources and efforts on crime,” he said in a statement.
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