This rough video taken by a protester gives an alarmingly visceral feeling—minus the choking—of the chaos of the second round of tear gassing plus use of flash bang grenades* by Oakland Police when Occupy Oakland protesters amassed after the OWL encampment located at Frank Ogawa Plaza was destroyed by police early Tuesday morning.
*NOTE: There is now a dispute about whether the Flash Bangs were used. Oakland police say they were not in use.
UPDATE: IRAQI WAR VET HIT BY POLICE PROJECTILE AND REPORTEDLY IN CRITICAL CONDITION
The Guardian reports on this upsetting story about Scott Olson, who did two tours in Iraq and was now working for a software company and part of the group Veterans for Peace. He now has a fractured skull and brain swelling after allegedly being hit by a police projectile in one of Tuesday night’s incidents.
ABC News also has a report on Olson.
This video from KTUV shows the wide variety of protesters….then the warning from police…..then the firing.
Kristin J. Bender, Scott Johnson, Sean Maher, and Cecily Burt and Angela Woodall writing for the Oakland Tribune are following the story. The San Jose Mercury News has a newsy, cut down version of their reporting. The full coverage complete with interviews with protesters about why they joined OWL in Oakland is here.
A good series of images by J.P Dobrin here.
The New York Times also has a bunch of videos up here.
Mother Jones has a roundup of the day’s and night’s moments at Occupy Oakland—told in Tweets, photos and video.