Anti-War Protesters Vandalize Downtown Oakland - NBC Bay Area

Anti-War Protesters Vandalize Downtown Oakland

A protest over the 11th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan left Oakland vandalized.



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    Windows smashed at Oakland City Hall Oct. 6-7, 2012.

    Protesters angry with the war in Afghanistan entering its twelfth year took out their aggression Sunday night on Oakland.

    "Anti-war protesters smashed storefronts," car windows, and threw paint at banks, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
    The march began at 6 p.m. Sunday at Frank Ogawa Plaza outside Oakland City Hall, the newspaper reported. The crowd then marched down Franklin, 20th Street, and Telegraph Avenue.
    Banks, City Hall, an Oakland police building, and other buildings suffered broken windows. The Oakland Tribune building was doused in paint.
    Police did not stop the rioting or make any arrests because of a lack of officers, they said.