Following a fresh batch of reported incidents of police brutality against participants on the Oakland branch of the Occupy series of protests, the Anonymous collective has linked to a live video feed chronicling the latest series of clashes.
The video feed linked to by Anonymous is one of many run by the protesters to record the ongoing series of Occupy protests. Anonymous linked to the feed immediately after reports of police using pepper spray, rubber bullets and tear gas grenades began to emerge Wednesday.
Oakland police and protesters reportedly clashed, after participants in the protest lit a "large" bonfire in the middle of a downtown street.
According to reports from the Associated Press, immediately after the bonfire was lit "dozens" of police in riot gear descended on the protesters, issuing warnings to move. Following the initial warning, police were reported as opening-fire on the protesters, firing several rounds of rubber bullets, tear gas and flash bang grenades into the crowd.
The latest clash between Oakland protesters and police came just after the movement was reported as successfully shutting down one of the U.S.' "busiest shipping ports" late on Wednesday.
The new clash and allegations of police police brutality are the latest in an ongoing series of incidents between protesters and law enforcement.
Prior to the most recent incident, reports of police violence against Oakland protesters
emerged earlier in October on the movement's Web site, occupyoakland.org. The Web site published statements charging the U.S. police of numerous acts of brutality during a recent raid designed to evict protesters from their encampment.
More recently the police treatment of the Oakland protesters caught the attention of the Anonymous collective, which has openly supported the Occupy protests from the get-go. The hacker cell of collective launched a revenge cyber attack on the Oakland police in October to "punish" the department for its alleged acts of brutality.
The Anonymous sponsored live feed can be viewed here.
UPDATE: At the video feed has stopped live coverage, but is expected to return soon.