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Surveying the damage after the streets were more or less cleared of everyone but police and a few dozen gawkers on July 8th, it was clear that most of the businesses that had been attacked were either banks or corporate chains. The stores that had merchandise expropriated included the Foot Locker and the downtown Sears, as well as a locally owned beauty supply store and a jewelry store. Broken windows and graffiti were seen throughout downtown. The dumpsters and garbage cans set on fire earlier had been extinguished or burned themselves out. The Oakland police department reported arresting 78 people that night, although charges were later dropped against most of them. At least thirteen people remain in jail on charges or parole violations.
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