Just posted on Twitter at 5:00 am PST.
Press states sonic canon was used, although he's lost sight of it for the moment.
UPDATE: Livestream from local TV News channel ABC news chopper flying overhead.
Second livestream via Globalrevolution:
According the camera man live filming on the feed, police are arresting press, and you can hear people screaming. Very disturbing.
5:36 AM PT:
UPDATE: Oakland Mayor- @JeanQuan Mayor 510-238-3141
Mayor's website: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/...
Please let the Mayor of Oakland know that violence is wrong!
Phone Numbers to make a complaint:
Oakland office of the mayor phone: (510) 238-3141CA
Governor's office: (916) 445-2841
Oakland Police non emergency line: (510) 777-3333
Oakland Nat'l Lawyers Guild at 415 285 1011
Channel 11 Bay area news stringers and protesters with family/friends in OPD tipped off OccupyOakland late last night that massive Oakland PD sweep was planned for early this morning.
At 4:15 AM PST, OPD assembled and 'suited up' at the Oakland Coliseum, about ten minutes away from protest.
UPDATE: OccupyOakland's twitstream as the Oakland PD action started:
7:03 AM PT: I'm so saddened by the over reaching and over reacting City of Oakland mayor and police department. Obviously, fear of the peoples voice is over riding common sense.
I've got an appointment and have to leave for a while. Thanks to all who've commented and taken action by contacting Oakland's mayor and Police Departments offices. Keep letting them know this is shameful.
7:53 AM PT: Series of photos of the Oakland Police violent raid on #OccupyOakland early this morning: https:/occupyca.wordpress.com/2011/10/25/occupyoakland-sieged-and-mass-arrested