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Prosecutors file charges against Occupy Oakland protesters and revoke probation on two.

(05-04) 18:03 PDT Oakland —

The Alameda County District Attorney’s office filed charges Friday against three people arrested at Occupy

Oakland’s demonstration this week and said it is seeking to revoke probation on two others who were arrested that day.

Jordan Bard, 22, was charged with felony vandalism as well as a misdemeanor for wearing a mask during the commission of a crime; Stephanie Demos, 54, was charged with resisting arrest and failure to disperse after a declaration of an unlawful assembly; and Isaac Castro, 24, was charged with felony assault on a peace officer.

Prosecutors said they are seeking to revoke probation for Siaosi Aleamotua, 19, who had previous a robbery conviction and was subject to a stay-away order from Frank Ogawa Plaza when police officers said they saw him there.

They are also seeking to revoke probation for Eric Benard, 37, who had a previous conviction for battery on a police officer. Prosecutors said he was arrested on May Day for resisting arrest.

The charges announced by prosecutors represent only a fraction of the 39 people police said they arrested Tuesday. But prosecutors say more charges may be coming.

“We are going to be reviewing additional cases next week,” said Deputy District Attorney Teresa Drenick.

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