And here is the Chron's coverage.
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Early morning police raid ousts Occupy Oakland - Inside Bay Area
OAKLAND -- Before dawn Tuesday, at least 200 police, many in riot gear, tore down the Occupy Oakland encampment in front of City Hall and arrested dozens of people. A smaller camp near Lake Merritt was also dismantled.
Early reports from police say the raids went smoothly, with all protesters cleared out of the downtown Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in less than 30 minutes.
After the raids concluded, Mayor Jean Quan said the plaza will remain open as a free speech gathering place "for peaceful protest" during park hours, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Police surrounded the plaza about 4:45 a.m., moving in and then taking down tents and barricades erected by the group, which had been camped there since Oct. 10 in support the Occupy Wall Street effort.
Many protesters were handcuffed and led away by police from the camp at 14th Street and Broadway. Many others left on their own.
Police in riot gear, armed with billy clubs and some with shotguns or tear gas, entered the camp and overturned tents and the campers' wooden stalls quickly. What was left looked like a hurricane-struck refugee camp. They ripped up dozens of cardboard signs, overturned a couch and when it was over there were scraps of carpet, personal belongings and trash all over the plaza.
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One police officer said that during the plaza camp shutdown, protesters threw several objects at police, including bottles, skillets, other kitchen utensils and rocks. They also "threw plates at us like Frisbees," the officer said.
Protesters also chanted "Police go home, cops go home" and banged sticks on anything they could find. Some chanted, "Police are the biggest gang in America."
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And from the Chronicle's story:
After the mass arrests, protesters vowed to return.
Gabe Meyers, a protester who had been camping at the plaza but was not arrested this morning, said, "People are going to keep coming back. What are they going to do, send cops in every night and waste taxpayer dollars?"
Meyers added, "The cops are the 99 percent, but they're doing the work of the 1 percent. Wall Street is proud of them every time they clear out an encampment."