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Jon Stewart Scolds Oakland, CA For Its Treatment Of Occupy Wall Street Protest

Jon Stewart Scolds Oakland, CA For Its Treatment Of Occupy Wall Street Protest

“What the [bleep!] happened in Oakland?” asks Daily Show host Jon Stewart. He called the city’s decision to launch tear gas into the crowd “a little heavy-handed” and attempted to figure who among the protesters had been proving to be a menace to the city. The Gap commercial extra? The boring professor? The dude in the wheelchair?

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Couldn’t there have been, he wondered, a less violent way of getting the protesters to leave that particular public space and go find another? In any case, he’s provided a few alternatives to the protesters:

If you don’t want the protesters to occupy that space because it’s across from City Hall, you know, those kinds of things, you’re Oakland. I’m sure you have plenty of nice public areas. Jack London Square, right there, boom. Popular area down by the waterfront. Maybe have that. I know! What about the Oakland Coliseum. It’s October, you know the A’s aren’t going to be using it! BOOM! BOOM! BASEBALL SLAM!

And then something Raiders fans. (I guess? I don’t speak sports.)

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