An 18-year-old Berkley student was set on fire Monday while riding a bus in Oakland and suffered second- and third-degree burns and is now in stable condition at a burn center in San Francisco.
Fleischman, who was wearing a skirt, had fallen asleep on the bus when a 16-year-old Oakland High School student allegedly set the skirt on fire. The 16-year-old was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and could face other charges.
Early Wednesday morning, the Atlanta Police Department, acting on orders from Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, arrested 53 Occupy Atlanta protesters who defiantly remained in the city's Woodruff Park beyond an 11 p.m. curfew.
During an early morning press conference, Reed said that the city was forced to take action against the protesters after Occupy Atlanta organizers attempted to host a free hip-hop concert in Woodruff Park over the weekend without a proper security plan.
When Reed announced Oct. 24 a reversal of his earlier order allowing protesters to remain in Woodruff Park beyond the 11 p.m. curfew for the city's parks, activists accused the mayor of misrepresenting the reasons for booting the protesters.