Watching cable news. Cable news hair just said this:
"Occupy Wall Street demonstrators are making headlines. In Oakland police fired tear gas to calm down the crowd."
Apparently they're using chamomile tear gas in Oakland.
Not Fox. MSNBC!
On his way to a local hospital to confirm injury reports, James ran into a knot of exhausted Oakland cops heading back to the station. They were covered in blue and orange paint, and that's not all, claimed one sergeant who wouldn't give his name. They'd also been pelted with glass and vinegar, and one officer tasted urine in the mix. "Occupy Oakland is no longer playing a part in this protest," said the sergeant, suggesting that rogue actors took control of the movement tonight.
Some protesters who avoided conflict and wanted to show their support for the Occupy Wall Street movement were displeased by the violent turns. "They didn't have to force police into that situation," said Helen Walker, 46, a nurse from Albany. "It was totally provoked, and if I could have, I would have stopped those idiots from throwing paint."
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