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Occupy Oakland Protest Stays Peaceful

Occupy protest had much different feel like weekend.



    Occupy Oakland Protest Stays Peaceful
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    Occupy Oakland protesters carry a banner as they march through the streets on November 12, 2011.

    Despite two arrests, an anti-police march through downtown Oakland  remained peaceful Saturday night.

    Police estimated about 125 protesters gathered in Frank Ogawa  Plaza at around 8 p.m. and began marching about an hour later.

    Officers followed the march as it wound through downtown streets  for several hours.

    Two were arrested, one for allegedly moving a Dumpster into the  street as a barricade, and the other for interfering with that arrest, police  said.

    Police issued warnings earlier in the night that marchers may  attempt to destroy private property or provoke violence against the police.

    An announcement of the march posted to Facebook suggested  protesters target police and media property, and set fires in the streets.

    The march is the second in what organizers say will be a weekly  anti-police march on Saturday night.

    Last week, six were arrested in clashes with police for a variety  of charges including vandalism, assaulting police officers and possession of  explosives.