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Occupy Oakland: Tense scene after protester struck by car

November 3, 2011 |  9:22 am

Video uploaded to YouTube captured footage of a car striking an Occupy Oakland protester Wednesday night. [Note: The video contains music with explicit language.]

"The BART police were the first responders," Oakland's interim Police Chief Howard Jordan said at a late-night news conference. "We got there later. I'm told there were 500 people who surrounded the car..."

Mike Porter, a protester who saw the aftermath of the incident, said people crowded the car.

"We had to calm some people down," Porter said, because protesters were getting upset.

The injury was not life-threatening officials said. KGO-TV in San Francisco reported that BART Police questioned the driver and allowed him to leave.

"I think he was angry and he didn't seem to use restraint and he didn't care," witness Sunny Bostrom told the TV station.


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