30,000 People Shut Down 5th Largest US Port as Oakland California goes ON general strikeSubmitted by Bob-45 on Thu, 11/03/2011 - 23:04
Occupy Oakland: police use teargas after protesters force port to close
Adam Gabbatt in Oakland
guardian.co.uk, Thursday 3 November 2011 09.59 EDT
Police used teargas and non-lethal weapons to control Occupy Oakland protesters overnight after a general strike had effectively shut down the city's port and downtown areas.
There were three separate instances of police using teargas, all near to the Occupy camp, as tensions erupted when protesters occupied a disused building.
Earlier a thousands-strong march had closed down Oakland's port after a day of striking had seen streets closed in downtown and some banks damaged.