SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — Occupy Oakland protesters are suing the city and Alameda County, saying arrests last year violated their civil rights.
The federal lawsuit filed Monday in San Francisco says 409 people were unlawfully arrested them outside the YMCA.READ MORE: Theranos Trial: Tears Flow As Elizabeth Holmes Talks Of Fractured Love Affair With Sunny Balwani
The suit, seeking class-action status, claims civil rights were violated when they were held in jail for hours but were never charged with a crime.
The suit says protesters weren’t given a dispersal order by law enforcement.READ MORE: Man Charged With 4 Felonies In Danville, San Ramon Robbery Crime Spree
The mass arrest occurred hours after protesters tried to take over the vacant Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center several blocks away.
The suit seeks unspecified damages and an order sealing and destroying arrest records.MORE NEWS: Travel Surges At Oakland Airport Over Thanksgiving, Reaches 77.5% Of Pre-Pandemic Level
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