Riot police in Oakland dispersed hundreds of protesters with tear gas on Tuesday night as crowds tried to re-enter a plaza outside of City Hall that the authorities had cleared of an encampment earlier in the day. After the forceful response to the Occupy Oakland protests, officers in Atlanta moved in early Wednesday morning to clear a similar camp in that city’s central Woodruff Park.
Senh: Tear gas? This is getting violent. It started out peaceful in New York. The protesters shouldn't have thrown rocks and water bottles at the police, though.