Police remove Occupy raft from Lake Merritt

December 16, 2011 8:38:41 PM PST
A raft carrying a tent in Lake Merritt, part of the Aqua-py Lake Merritt protest is no longer afloat.

Activists jeered Oakland police and fire crews as they towed the raft to a dock and removed it around 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

The raft was launched earlier in the week by Occupy protesters.

Last night three demonstrators were cited and released for having a boat on the lake.

Police say the raft is being held as evidence.