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Anonymous DDOS Oakland police site after violence

Anonymous DDOS Oakland police site after violence
Cyber activists associated with Anonymous have targeted the Oakland Police Department (OPD) and other law enforcement agencies that participated in a controversial crackdown against OccupyOakland protestors. A DDOS (distributed denial-of-service) attack against the department's website www.oaklandpolice.com is underway, and the website currently is unreachable.

AnonyOps tweet "I'm amazed and proud of #occupyOakland protesters who stood defiant, peaceful in the face of lethal force by Oakland PD."

Police fired a number of tear gas canisters, concussion grenades, rubber bullets and non-lethal rounds at demonstrators on Tuesday night, drawing widespread condemnation for the use of heavy-handed tactics against unarmed civilians.


The attack was first announced via Anonymous' AnonOps Twitter feed. "@Anon_Central: Admin/User/Password Dump of oaklandnet.com Problem Oakland authorities? F--- you! >> pastebin.com/S8VRwRxQ #Anonymous," read AnonOps' tweet.

Reports of police violence against Oakland protesters re-emerged Tuesday 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.

The most seriously injured victim was Scott Olsen, an Iraq War veteran, who suffered a fractured skull after being struck by a police projectile. His condition was upgraded to "fair" today, according to reports. According to the Pastebin document, Anonymous is offering a "no questions asked" $1,000 reward for information about the officer who threw the projectile at Olsen.

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