Oakland Protesters Clash with Police Again in "Occupy" Protests

The Port of Oakland reopened Thursday after Wall Street protesters removed a blockade that had shut down operations overnight.

A small group of protesters had prevented trucks from going into the port following a large demonstration there Wednesday night. They removed the dumpsters and fencing from the entrances Thursday morning. Port officials say workers are returning to their jobs and operations have partially resumed.

The Port of Oakland reopened Thursday after Occupy Wall Street protesters shut it down in demonstrations that turned violent, injuring people and ending in arrests for many. Police in riot gear tried to control crowds that broke into a vacant building, shattered downtown windows, sprayed graffiti and set blazes along the way.

A protest that shut down the Port of Oakland to show the broadening reach of the Occupy Wall Street movement ended in violence when police in riot gear arrested dozens of protesters overnight who broke into a vacant building, shattered downtown windows, sprayed graffiti and set blazes along the way.