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*UPDATE* OPD ADMITS TO USING LESS THAN LETHAL ROUNDS
"During the evening protest, a number of officers were assaulted, doused with hazardous materials and hit with large rocks and bottles, which resulted in the declaration of an unlawful assembly and the order to disperse. To assist in the dispersal efforts, officers used less lethal force tactics.
At approximately 10:00pm this evening, a group of approximately 300 protesters in the area of Frank Ogawa Plaza began throwing large rocks and bottles at officers after receiving the order to disperse, which again prompted the use of less than lethal munitions."
Q. Did the Police deploy rubber bullets, flash-bag grenades?
A. No, the loud noises that were heard originated from M-80 explosives thrown at
Police by protesters. In addition, Police fired approximately four bean bag rounds
at protesters to stop them from throwing dangerous objects at the officer
Quote from OPD in thier public brief to the city of oakland.
This is direct evidence of oakland police using flashbangs against protesters.
CLEARLY these people are trying to help a man that is on the ground hurt or something else.
This footage was shot originally by KTVU BELIEVE IT OR NOT! I recapped to see if I could iso the police that were throwing flashbangs.
The orginal video can be viewed @ http://www.ktvu.com/video/29587714/index.html
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