Police: Occupy San Francisco protesters attack officers
One San Francisco police officer was slashed by a razor and another had his uniform torn and cheek cut in a clash with Occupy San Francisco protesters Saturday afternoon, police said.
At around 3:30 p.m., near the Embarcadero and Broadway, police officers attempted to prevent marching demonstrators from blocking the intersection where MUNI light rail tracks were located.
A female protester emerged from the crowd and an “exacto razor blade attached to a pen or pencil-like object,” San Francisco police said in an e-mail.
“The female slashed the inside of the officers hand and ran back into the crowd before the officer had time to realize he was cut,” police said.
In a second incident, a protester grabbed an officer’s police radio and ran back into the crowd. As the officer attempted to retrieve it, a second protester blocked the officer and tore his uniform and cut his cheek, police said, intimating a weapon was used.
The officer retrieved his radio and both male demonstrators escaped into the crowd, police said.
Both injured officers were treated and released at the scene. No one has been arrested.