150 arrested after protest
Oakland - Oakland police say they arrested a
total of about 150 people on Saturday as protesters spent a portion of the day
trying to get into a vacant convention centre, and later broke into City Hall
and tried to occupy a YMCA.
spokesperson Jeff Thomason says most of the arrests came around 20:00 local
time. That's when police took about 100 protesters into custody as they marched
through the city's downtown, with some entering a YMCA building.
demonstrators were arrested earlier in the afternoon, after police say they
threw rocks, bottles and other objects at officers and tore down fencing.
three officers were injured. Officers used tear gas and "flash"
grenades on the protesters after they refused to leave.
were still tabulating the exact number of arrests late on Saturday.