Frank Ogawa Plaza was calm early Wednesday morning after a chaotic Tuesday in which police twice used tear gas to disperse Occupy Oakland protestors.
At a media briefing Tuesday night, interim Oakland police Chief Howard Jordan said there were more than 1,000 protesters at the height of the Tuesday night clashes.
Occupy Oakland supporters had rallied Tuesday night to protest the eviction earlier that day of an encampment in the plaza that the city had declared illegal and unsanitary.
Occupy Oakland demonstrators have said that they would return to the plaza every night at 6:00 p.m. to continue the protest.
The social network Twitter offers updates under the search terms #occupyoakland and #standwithoakland.
Tuesday was raucous from the start.
Police said 79 people were arrested Tuesday morning after officers in riot gear, including a contingent from San Leandro, began clearing out the encampment.
Oakland police said the use of tear gas and other non-lethal force would be investigated by its internal affairs unit.
Elsewhere in the region, Inside Bay Area reports that seven Occupy protestors were arrested in San Jose on Tuesday.
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