Protesters Vandalize Downtown Oakland Banks

Saturday, Mar 16, 2013  |  Updated 7:37 PM PDT
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Protesters Vandalize Downtown Oakland Banks

Michael Layefsky on Flickr

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

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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.

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