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Oakland Police Raid Oscar Grant Park Over Teepee, 20 Arrested

Oakland police have arrested members of Occupy Oakland who were demonstrating in front of City Hall.

Oakland police have arrested members of Occupy Oakland who were demonstrating in front of City Hall.

Police in riot gear moved in on the protesters in Frank Ogawa Plaza - also known as Oscar Grant Park to the protesters - late Wednesday night and Occupy Oakland organizers said as many as 20 people were arrested.

The police action came two days after the city revoked a permit for the protesters to set up a teepee in the plaza. The teepee was supposed to be removed nightly and not be used for cooking or food storage, and it had been in the park since November.

But according to Mayor Jean Quan's goon squad, the protesters refused to comply with the terms of the permit despite multiple warnings, assertions disputed by Occupy Oakland.

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