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Occupy San Francisco supporters face off with police

October 26, 2011 |  9:00 pm

Police clad in riot gear and Occupy San Francisco supporters were facing off near the Embarcadero on Wednesday night as scuffles appeared to be breaking out.

The standoff was taking place by the Ferry Building as officers arrived in patrol cars and vans, according to video footage live streamed from the scene.

The officers were clad in helmets and holding batons. The footage appeared to show several people being arrested.

Protesters were trying to remove rubbish from the back of white trash truck as police tried to keep them away.

"Police brutality! Police brutality!" people shouted as officers chased after some in the crowd.

ALSO:

Mayor Villaraigosa: Occupy L.A. 'cannot continue indefinitely'

California Supreme Court rejects challenges to political districts

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-- Robert J. Lopez

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