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Anti-Wall Street demonstrators march in Oakland

Anti-Wall Street protesters march toward Oakland City Hall, hours after police arrest 85 By The Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) ' Hundreds of protesters in Oakland are marching toward City Hall several hours after dozens were arrested for not breaking an encampment as part of the Occupy Wall Street protest.

The protesters took to the streets Tuesday evening after gathering at a downtown public library. Police officers in riot gear met them en route and several small skirmishes broke out.

The march comes after police earlier swarmed into an encampment firing tear gas and rounds of bean bags before removing about 170 demonstrators who had been staying overnight on a plaza outside City Hall for more than two weeks.

City officials say 85 people were arrested, mostly on suspicion of misdemeanor unlawful assembly and illegal camping.

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