The protests are continuing, even through the cold. The violence is escalating, with the rally call and anti-police rhetoric due to the injury of a Military Veteran who got head injuries from a police projectile recently. The protesters decided to try and occupy the capital, and the police retaliated, with force.
Two weeks ago, the same police and protesters had a similar clash with arrests.
The more the police react this way, regardless if they have the right, the more momentum the Occupiers will have with public opinion.
Occupy Oakland Police Retaliation