City Sues Occupy Oakland Protester for Vandalism

The city is seeking $6,654 to cover the cost of repairs after an Occupy Oakland protester allegedly threw a chair and smashed windows.

Wednesday, Mar 7, 2012  |  Updated 9:08 PM PDT
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Cesar Aguirre was arrested on suspicion of failing to leave the scene of a riot and vandalism after the alleged incident last November, but has not been charged.

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The city of Oakland is suing an Occupy protester who allegedly threw a chair and smashed the windows of a police recruiting building near City Hall.

City Attorney Barbara Parker announced Wednesday that her office filed a lawsuit last month against 24-year-old Cesar Aguirre claiming that he used a metal folding chair to break the windows of the building following a daylong protest that attracted thousands of people in November.

According to the suit, Aguirre then tried to break into the building.

The city is seeking $6,654 to cover the cost of repairs, as well as punitive damages.

Aguirre, who is from the Sacramento-area community of Elk Grove, was arrested on suspicion of failing to leave the scene of a riot and vandalism after the incident, but has not been charged.

Aguirre could not be reached for comment.

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