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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Occupy Oakland: From Peaceful Protests to Violent Chaos (Slideshow)

Posted By on Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 10:00 AM

Most downtown Oakland businesses were closed this morning as employees tried to repair the damages done to storefronts during Wednesday's late-night bedlam that unfolded after a day of nonviolent protests.

Occupy Oakland's General Strike started yesterday at 9 a.m., culminating into a day of rallies, bank closures, and vandalism that resulted in massive arrests and injuries. Here's what SF Weekly captured from yesterday and today's events:

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Erin Sherbert has been Online News Editor for SF Weekly since 2010. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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