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Stewart Responds to Occupy Wall Street Riots in Oakland (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 27th 2011 4:15AM
'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'Jon Stewart decided to check in on how the nationwide Occupy Wall Street movement has been going on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central). While most of the cities feature the same kind of peaceful protests we've become used to seeing, it's an entirely different picture in Oakland, California.

"The police saw the situation deteriorating in terms of a public safety threat," one report said. "They saw health conditions getting bad, so they decided to get rid of those protesters."

This led to a full-scale riot, with police showing up in riot gear and blasting tear gas, while the crowd reportedly started throwing things at the officers as they arrived. "Seems a little heavy-handed," Stewart said of the policemen's approach. Especially for a city that hosts Oakland Raiders games and their fans.

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