Anarchists Smash Up Wells Fargo Branch In Oakland

Occupy Oakland puts the number of protesters in the streets Wednesday at more than 20,000. Oakland officials put the crowd at about 5,000 and called the demonstration peaceful. But we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out a certain element within the protest set upon vandalism and defacing of public property (via Michelle Malkin).

Officials say it was about 60 to 70 black-clad anarchists, with their faces covered, who produced the damage seen here.

Occupy Oakland

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Occupy Oakland

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Occupy OaklandWells Fargo lunch sits uneaten. Bank windows smashed on Broadway and 12th

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Occupy Oakland

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Occupy Oakland

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Occupy Oakland

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Occupy Oakland

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Check out more pictures at Michele Malkin’s blog.
 

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