Man Shot With Rubber Bullet While Filming Officers At Occupy Oakland
Conflict continues at Occupy Oakland. The video below shows a man filming police in what appears to be a public square. He repeatedly asks “Is this ok?,” then slowly walks by, filming the officers dressed in their riot gear. The man continues on, silently, while some shouting is heard in the distance.
Suddenly — and seemingly out of nowhere — there is a spark of light from the line of officers and the camera man drops to the ground, yelling out in pain.
For some additional context, here is how user “antiprocon” describes the footage on YouTube:
While filming a police line at Occupy Oakland after midnight on Nov. 3 following the Nov. 2 general strike, an officer opens fire and shoots me with a rubber bullet. I was standing well back. There was no violence or confrontations of any kind underway. At 0:31 seconds you can see a tall officer in the front raise his weapon and then fire. This is the full clip of the incident.
Have a look at the footage for yourselves:
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