Sunday, November 13, 2011

2011-11-13 "Two police officers attacked during Occupy SF march" by Michael Whitney from "Bay City News"
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) -- Two police officers were attacked with sharp objects by protestors in an Occupy San Francisco march this afternoon, police said.
Protestors were marching in the area of Embarcadero and Broadway  around 3:30 p.m. today when the attacks occurred, according to police.
Officers accompanying the march were attempting to prevent  demonstrators from taking over the middle of the intersection, where Muni  light rail lines are located.
Police say a woman emerged from the crowd and attacked one of the  officers with what was described as an exacto blade attached to a pen or  pencil like object. She allegedly slashed the inside of the officers hand and  ran back into the crowd before the officer had time to realize he had been  cut.
At the same location, a protestors allegedly grabbed the radio of  another officer and tried to run away into the crowd. When the officer  pursued him, another demonstrator allegedly pushed the officer and cut his  face and tore his uniform.
The officer was able to retrieve his radio, but both attackers  escaped back into the crowd, police said.
Police are asking any witnesses to come forward to help identify  the suspects and provide statements.
Anyone with information is advised to contact (415) 553-1651.

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