Thursday Must Read: Councilmembers Shouted Down by Occupy Oakland Protesters; Police Clash with Occupy Cal

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1. Occupy Oakland protesters shouted down five city councilmembers yesterday after the politicians called for the City Hall encampment to be cleared by police, the Trib and Chron report. The incident occurred at the Lake Merritt bandstand. At the same time, Mayor Quan visited the encampment and said she told protesters that they needed to leave. In a statement, Quan also said she wants to work with councilmembers on a plan to move the encampment without anyone getting hurt. The occupiers, however, have made it clear that they intend to stay.

2. UC Berkeley police, meanwhile, clashed violently with students and faculty who attempted to establish an Occupy encampment on campus, the Chron and Trib report. Wielding batons and firing bean bags, police arrested several people and twice cut down tents that protesters had erected.

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