1 arrested for pointing laser at officers during Oakland protest

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OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) — One person was arrested for pointing a laser at officers during a protest Friday night in Oakland, according to authorities.

OPD says it’s a crime for a person to point a laser scope, or a laser pointer at another person in a threatening manner.

The offense is a misdemeanor and carries a penalty of up to 30 days in jail.

Black Lives Matter protesters took the streets of Oakland Friday night following the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Police say a large group blocked the roadway and marched southbound on Telegraph Avenue near MacArthur Boulevard.

Oakland police say they respect passionate protests, but will not tolerate organized groups that gather with the intent to cause damage or harm to the city of Oakland.

No other arrests have been made at this time.

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