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Police use gas to evict Occupy Oakland protesters in the middle of the night.
Oakland mayor Jean Quan in a statement: “Over the last week it was apparent that neither the demonstrators nor the City could maintain safe and sanitary conditions.”
Plus more photos on BuzzFeed.
Clark Merrefield, our intrepid Portland correspondent, files a report from #OccupyPortland:
Protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement marched to Lownsdale Square in Downtown Portland this afternoon. Unofficial estimates from the protestors put their ranks at around 10,000.
Portland’s mayor, Mayor Sam Adams, tweeted earlier this evening he actually welcomed the protesters: “Just popped outside of #PDX City Hall to greet the #OccupyPortland crowd passing on SW Jefferson & thank them for having a peaceful event.” And to the conspiracy theorists in NYC who say Twitter’s blocking #occupywallstreet (which the company has consistently denied), #occupyportland is trending.
The London riots may be the most violent in recent memory, but the city has a long and rocky history of upheaval. Here, a look back at some of London’s other newsworthy clashes…
To add to that: August has historically been a month of meltdowns (Photos)
Navy SEAL trainees bounce off the bottom of the tank to catch their breath during the Drown Proofing Test at the Combat Training Tank. The trainees have their feet and hands tied and once freed they swim to safety.
The SEALs: America’s quietest killers. This gallery is pretty amazing.
Can’t resist. Though we also enjoy cats who aren’t hipstamaticized, like this little Hitler, from Jason on our tech team.
Images of What Remains: A look at the latest headlines around the world, as seen through photography. (Q. Sakamaki / Redux for Newsweek)
via nikki-meow A tired but determined-looking cat struggles to survive in Japan. -A.P.