MC Hammer took to Twitter on Wednesday (October 26) morning to join the thousands that now accuse Oakland police officers of abuse due to their tactics in dealing with Occupy Oakland protesters.
The protesters, Oakland, California’s version of the Occupy Wall Street anti-greed protesters, were met with tear gas and rubber bullets on Wednesday. Dozens were arrested at what has been described by many as an otherwise peaceful protest.
“I made the decision with the team that was in place to put an end to what I see as a very critical situation that posed a significant risk,” said City Administrator Deanna Santana in defense of the police action.
Watch a news report on the Occupy Oakland protests below, courtesy of ABC News: