Occupy Oakland raid: Protesters chant they'll 'never be defeated'
The first video below, posted on YouTube, shows police moving onto the camp and several protesters being led away in handcuffs. Protesters can be heard chanting "The people united can never be defeated." One demonstrator screams that the protesters are stronger than the authorities.
The video below from the Associated Press offers an aerial view of the police sweeping around the camp.
Police began staging for the move early this morning.
"Our goal has been to facilitate individuals to remove their tents, cooking facilities, and belongings, and to leave cooperatively. We partnered with community allies to help facilitate communication with the protesters regarding their departure, and we partnered with Alameda County to provide services to assist those with housing and behavioral health needs," the city said in a statement.
— Shelby Grad
Photo: Police hold a demonstrator at the Occupy Oakland encampment. Credit: Paul Sakuma / Associated Press