Closed captioning of: ‘Occupy’ protests turn ugly in Oakland
, california came to a standstill as tensions flared up again between police and occupy
protesters. nbc's miguel almaguer is there. good morning.
good morning. just a few short hours ago this demonstration took a dramatic turn. police in
at protesters after they took over an abandoned building and started a large bonfire in the
. a number of arrests were made as police continued to have a very large presence in downtown. overnight thousands of occupy protesters shut down the
port of oakland
, entrances blocked, delivery trucks turned away, demonstrators successful in bringing the nation's fifth largest port to a standstill.
enough people came out here and just stopped traffic that the port couldn't operate.
's day-long citywide strike wednesday may have been the largest demonstration here since the
. all day an estimated 7,000 poured through
this is the beginnings of a revolution.
the occupy movement a rally against what protesters call the unequal distribution of wealth and power. teachers marched with nurses.
health care is a right, a human right.
parents protested with children.
people need a lot more power in our society and the 99% aren't getting the power. the 1% are.
but this morning
certainly has a much different look. dozens of protesters remain in this area and they are matched by dozens of
still in their
all right. be watching what happens there today, miguel almaguer in
, california. thank you.