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Police teargas Oakland protesters at May Day general strike
Around 400 protesters have been confronted by police who used tear gas, causing hundreds to scatter on May 1. Some activists blocked streets throughout the day and vandalized two banks, a news van and police vehicle. Nine people were taken into custody in Oakland, California, after hundreds of people took to the streets. Police reportedly used Taser against at least one of them. Officers ordered protesters out of the street after firing the tear gas and "flash-bang" grenades. RT's correspondent Madina Kochenova has the latest from Los Angeles.
Occupy Oakland May 1st 2012
Flash grenades, riot police and a smashed channel 5 news van.
Anarchists Storm Bank of the West in Oakland 5-1-2012
A group of Black Bloc anarchists go on a rampage inside a branch office of a Bank of the West. Aside from the bad publicity this gives to the Occupy movement, the anarchists run off and blend in with the large crowds outside and innocent peaceful activists could be mistaken for one of them and be not only arrested, but possibly injured by violent police actions. Yet somehow, they continue to believe this sort of vandalism is "okay."
Snatch and Grab, Arrests, and Tear Gas at Occupy Oakland 5-1-2012
In the beginning of the video, police are seen pulling an individual off of her bike onto the ground, and arresting her.
Occupy Detroit Marches for May Day
Occupy Detroit protesters march to recognize the international holiday that originated in the US called May Day. They began the hike at Patton Park and ended at Grand Circus Park with brief rallies a locations on the way including the abandoned Michigan Central Train Depot. As it's Detroit, there was dancing and rap music, naturally.