At Least Three Arrests Mar Presidential Visit to Oakland

By: Brian Shields - Tue, 24 Jul 2012 02:11:17 -0800

OAKLAND (KRON) -- At least three people could be facing charges after their arrests while protesting President Obama's Oakland fundraiser Monday evening.

Authorities say they arrested one demonstrator for violating a stay away order, another for allegedly setting off an air horn in the ear of a police officer, and one for fighting with an eleven year old child.

Protesters, many of them members of the Occupy Oakland movement confronted police officers near San Pablo and Berkley way but there were no reports of violence at that location.

Police and the Secret Service kept the activists at least two blocks from the Fox Theater where the President hosted a large fundraiser.  During the event, Mr. Obama told supporters he's worked for four years for the people of Oakland.

Before the Fox Theater event, President Obama took part in two other private fundraisers.  Earlier in the day Monday he had traveled to Reno, Nevada to deliver a major speech.

After the Oakland fundraisers, the President returned to San Francisco's Intercontinental Hotel where he spent the night.  He leaves Tuesday morning for more campaign events in Oregon.

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