Protesters Vandalize Downtown Oakland Banks

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    The protesters targeted banks and the old Oakland Tribune building. Photo: Michael Layefsky on Flickr

    Police say protesters broke windows and vandalized ATMs at several banks in downtown Oakland overnight.

    Oakland police say no one was arrested and no injuries were reported after a protest march turned violent Friday night.

    The Oakland Tribune reports about 50 protesters caused damage at the branches of several banks, including Bank of America, California Bank & Trust, Chase Bank, Union Bank and Wells Fargo Bank. 

    The newspaper reported the protesters also shattered a window pane at the landmark Tribune Tower, the former home of the Oakland Tribune.

    The window was boarded up by Saturday morning. 

    The protest was billed as an "Anti-Capitalist Rally & March Against Police Repression" and was organized by the Bay Area Radical Action Committee.