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Mon, Jan 30, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Occupy Oakland Arrests


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Police arrest an Occupy Oakland protester on January 28, 2012.
Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images
Police arrest an Occupy Oakland protester on January 28, 2012.

More than 400 people were arrested in clashes with police after a City Hall march and rally Saturday by Occupy Oakland. On Sunday, Mayor Jean Quan decried the damage and said the demonstrations have cost the budget-strapped city more than $5 million. Meanwhile, protesters criticized police conduct, saying the arrests were illegal and that OPD gave them no option to disperse. We discuss the weekend's developments.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Jean Quan, mayor of Oakland
  • Chris De Benedetti, reporter with the Bay Area News Group who covered the Occupy Oakland protests Saturday
  • Don Link, former chair of the Oakland Community Policing Advisory Board
  • Mark Mason, member of the Occupy Oakland Media Working Group
  • Nancy Nadel, Oakland City Councilmember
  • Spencer Mills, citizen journalist who has been live-streaming "Occupy" protests from across the Bay Area and has attracted a global following

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