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Protest blamed for broken windows in Oakland

City police believe a small group of protesters are responsible for breaking more than a dozen windows Tuesday night in Oakland.

Police were called about 8:30 p.m. for reports of a protest along Fifth Avenue in Downtown or Oakland. When officers found the protesters in Oakland, about 15 people were dispersing, police said. It was only after the protesters left that officers discovered the damage.

Police said 13 large plate-glass windows — estimated to cost several thousand dollars each — that form the first-floor walls of the PNC Bank at Fifth and Craig Street were broken. Two more were broken across the street at Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe in the building that also houses Citizens Bank, officers said.

Officers said no group had claimed responsibility for the protest.

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