Protests

Oakland to Ban "Tools of Violence" at Protests

Hammers, shields--guns already basically banned

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After a marathon meeting that ended early Wednesday morning, the Oakland City Council voted to approve the first step to banning protestors from bringing "tools of violence" to demonstrations.

The decision to move forward with the ordinance comes two weeks after downtown Oakland windows were broken and a waiter was hit with a hammer during the Zimmerman verdict protests.