American Flag Burned
OAKLAND~ By Laird Harrison (Reuters)
The "peaceful" occupy movement has shown its true stripe on the streets of Oakland, California. Growing impatient with their stalled and dwindling experiment the hippies have cast aside the ways of Gandhi and engaged riot police repeatedly in their bid to claim as their own an idle convention center in the city.
"The one percent have all these empty buildings, and meanwhile there are all these homeless people," protester Omar Yassin told Reuters at the scene.
"Officers were pelted with bottles, metal pipe, rocks, spray cans, improvised explosive devices and burning flares," the Oakland Police Department said in a statement. "Oakland Police Department deployed smoke and tear gas."
STAY TUNED, More Festivities To Come~
Elsewhere, the National Park Service said on Friday it would bar Occupy protesters in the nation's capital, one of the few big cities where Occupy encampments survive, from camping in two parks where they have been living since October.
That order, which takes effect on Monday, was seen as a blow to one of the highest-profile chapters of the movement.http://news.yahoo.com/police-smoke-grenades-occupy-oakland-protesters-000545184.html