Police confronted protesters with tear gas and sound grenades as they marched to City Hall to reclaim the camp on Wednesday, Reuters reported
Police had earlier arrested at least 90 demonstrators in the early hours of Tuesday and removed tents set up by Occupy Oakland protesters outside the city hall and in a local park.
Nearly 150 tents had been set up on the location over the past two weeks as rallies, inspired by anti-Wall Street protests, spread through the US.
Meanwhile, in Atlanta ‘Occupy’ protesters stayed put in peaceful defiance of t police orders to clear out a park they have been camping out for two week.
The ‘Occupy’ movement, emerged after a group of people on September 17 rallied in New York’s financial district under the name Occupy Wall Street, to protest against top-level corruption, poverty as well as social inequality in the US.
The movement has now spread to major US cities and other countries, including Australia, Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain, Ireland, and Portugal.