Video allegedly shows SFPD in violent run-in with Occupy protesters 

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Last week's Occupy Wall Street West protests in The City's Financial District successfully blocked buildings and ended in 18 arrests, but not before San Francisco police had a violent run in with some demonstrators.

A video posted on YouTube allegedly shows a high-commanding police officer using his baton to move protesters apparently blocking the intersection at Sacramento and Montgomery streets.

One protester tries to record a group of police on dirt bikes trying to get through the line of demonstrators.

A young Asian woman refuses to let them through. A second police officer on a dirt bike rams into her. At this point the tablet used to record the incident drops to the ground, but faces upward. Moments later an officer, identified by bloggers as SFPD Commander Mikail Ali, is seen stepping over the camera and uses his baton to back protesters off.

Once he steps off camera, the blogger grabs the recording device and runs to the side of the street, stating that his “tablet” and equipment have been broken and he was one of the many beaten with a baton.

Another angle, by a separate videographer, shows several police officers -- including Ali -- forcing protesters out of the street, with batons drawn.


Warning: The video below contains some profanity.



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