At least six protesters were arrested on Saturday, while marching in the Californian city of Oakland against police brutality.
The march had been planned to be staged from Frank Ogawa Plaza, the square in which Occupy Oakland protesters had taken over during the fall of 2011, to the building of the police department.
The rally, however, was interrupted after the anti-riot police moved in to disperse the demonstrators.
According to activists, the police began chasing and beating the protesters. The law enforcement agents also reportedly fired rubber bullets.
Also on Saturday, two other protesters were arrested in the eastern city of Charlotte. The two were part of a group called ‘Walkupy’, which aimed to revive the Occupy movement by marching from Washington, DC to Atlanta.
“I got the feeling they were losing energy. And the movement needed something newer than just occupations,” Dylan Bozlee, one of the ‘Walkupy’ protesters, said.
According to the website occupyarrests.com, at least 5,861 Occupy protesters have been apprehended since the OWS emerged in New York’s financial district on September 17 in protest at ‘corporate greed’ and high-level corruption in the country.
Upon evolution, the movement spread to different cities across the US.