Occupy San Francisco: Two police officers injured during march
Two San Francisco Police officers were injured Saturday afternoon during a march by demonstrators from Occupy San Francisco, police said.
One was slashed in the hand with a razor blade and the other sustained a cut on his cheek during separate incidents around 3:30 p.m. near the intersection of the Embarcadero and Broadway. They were treated and released at the scene, according to police spokesman Carlos Manfredi.
One of the officers was attempting to stop demonstrators from taking over an intersection with a light rail crossing. A female protester attacked him with a razor blade, authorities said, then ran into the crowd before the officer realized he was cut, according to police.
The second injury occurred when a man grabbed an officer’s radio. The officer was attempting to recover it when a second man tried to stop him, tearing his uniform and cutting his cheek with an unknown weapon, police said. Both men ran back into the crowd.
San Francisco Police asked for the public’s help in identifying the protesters.
-- Victoria Kim