More than a dozen arrested during Oakland protest

More than a dozen people were arrested in a Friday night protest in downtown Oakland after some protestors involved committed acts of vandalism, police said this morning.

Around 6:30 p.m., a group of 300 to 400 people were marching in the downtown Oakland area when some people in the group started breaking windows, spraying graffiti and starting small fires, police said.

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Several individuals in the group failed to disperse when order by officers, police said.

Oakland police requested mutual aid from other agencies at 8:44 p.m.

Police said just before 3 a.m. there we no reports of protestor activity in the downtown area, and city staff had begun working to cleanup the area.

In addition to the more than a dozen arrests, police said several citations were issued during the protest.