Police fire tear gas at Occupy Oakland protesters
Police fired tear gas and bean bags to disperse hundreds of anti-Wall Street protesters in Oakland, near San Francisco, Tuesday evening, police and an AFP photographer said.
Columns of white smoke filled the streets and loud bursts echoed off the buildings as the demonstrators scattered before riot police, who had earlier arrested scores of protesters and had repeatedly warned them to disperse.
At least one protester fell to the ground, bleeding from the head and unconscious, after being struck by a tear gas canister. He was later dragged off by fellow protesters, the photographer said. (Photo: Stephen Lam/Reuters)
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