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Officers hurt in Occupy clash in Sacramento

At least two officers were injured Monday when police clashed with Occupy protesters at the state Capitol.
February 27, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
At least two officers were injured Monday when police clashed with Occupy protesters at the state Capitol.

The incident happened as the California Highway Patrol and Sacramento police officers were monitoring a rally by a pro-white group. As the officers escorted members of the South Africa Project to a parking garage, about 50 Occupy protesters began throwing cans and bottles and then confronted them.

A city police officer was injured when a member of the Occupy group jumped on him, and a CHP officer was injured after being struck by an object. The officers were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Three people were arrested on suspicion of disobeying an officer.

The clash followed a tense afternoon during which peace officers kept the two groups separated outside the Capitol.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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