Occupy Oakland strike: Riot police fire tear gas, flashbangs, rubber bullets

Thousands have gone on a general strike in Oakland, California. Up to 100 people have been arrested, and the standoff at the camp continues.

Many police officers are not wearing badges and have tape covering their names. Police officers are using tear gas and bullets which, consist of heavy pellets of cloth.. The camp has been completely surrounded by police.

The area of 15th and Broadway has been declared an illegal gathering, and chemical agent warnings given,” another witness writes, while others report a US flag has been set on fire at 14th & Broadway.

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