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The Oakland police department -- along with mutual aid from numerous other Bay Area agencies including Alameda County Sheriff's Deputies, Berkeley PD, UCPD-Berkeley, Emeryville PD, Hayward PD, Pleasanton PD, Union City PD, and others -- raided Occupy Oakland before dawn this morning. It was primarily OPD that carried out the raid while the other forces provided backup and created police line perimeters in the blocks surrounding the two Occupy Oakland sites. Tear gas and projectile weapons were used on occupiers at Oscar Grant Plaza before police made their way into the camp at just after 4:45am. The camps at both Oscar Grant Plaza and Snow Park were purposefully and completely demolished. Over 70 people were arrested in the raid at the plaza and a few more at Snow Park a little over an hour later. Several others were arrested individually in the hours that followed as occupiers and supporters verbally confronted police in the surrounding areas.
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