Occupy Oakland: Latest News, Pictures

Police Shut Down Occupy Oakland Encampment(Getty Images)more pics » Occupy Oakland (Getty Images) Occupy Oakland -- an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement -- made national headlines last night when thousands flooded the city's port, ultimately shutting it down. But while those involved were jubilant over the peaceful and successful Port of Oakland protest, sentiment quickly turned sour and angry as violence erupted in the city's downtown core leaving more than 80 arrested.

As night fell on the city, an angry subset of protesters began starting fires and launching M80s, rocks, and debris at police. Police stepped in around 1 a.m., firing tear gas and bean bag rounds into the crowd. By 3 a.m., the clash finally came to its relative end, leaving 80 arrested, and a handful of officers and civilians wounded.

You can find in-depth coverage of the night's events over at the Mercury News.

Here are the latest photos to come out of the ongoing Occupy Oakland protest:

Occupy Oakland Calls For General Strike
Demonstrators with the Occupy movement gather November 2, 2011 in Oakland, California. The group called for a general strike today, and planned to march on the city's port later in the day. (Getty Images)more pics »Occupy Oakland Calls For General Strike
Demonstrators with the Occupy movement gather November 2, 2011 in Oakland, California. The group called for a general strike today, and planned to march on the city's port later in the day. (Getty Images)more pics »
Occupy Oakland Calls For General Strike
Demonstrators with the Occupy movement gather November 2, 2011 in Oakland, California. The group called for a general strike today, and planned to march on the city's port later in the day. (Getty Images)more pics »
Occupy Oakland Calls For General Strike
Demonstrators with the Occupy movement gather in front of the state building November 2, 2011 in Oakland, California. The group called for a general strike today, and planned to march on the city's port later in the day. (Getty Images)more pics »
  • Police Shut Down Occupy Oakland Encampment
  • Police Shut Down Occupy Oakland Encampment
  • Police Shut Down Occupy Oakland Encampment
  • Police Shut Down Occupy Oakland Encampment
  • Police Shut Down Occupy Oakland Encampment
  • Police Shut Down Occupy Oakland Encampment
  • Police Shut Down Occupy Oakland Encampment
  • Police Shut Down Occupy Oakland Encampment
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