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Beck Calls Out Jon Stewart After Oakland Riots: Still 'Down' With Occupy Wall Street?

Beck Calls Out Jon Stewart After Oakland Riots: Still 'Down' With Occupy Wall Street?

"Are you cool with that?

Glenn Beck called out Jon Stewart the day after Occupy Oakland riots rocked the California city, asking whether the Comedy Central host is still "down" with movement.

Earlier this month, Stewart compared the Occupy protesters to the Tea Party, leveling the charge: “Look, if this thing devolves into throwing trash cans into Starbucks windows, nobody’s going to be down with that … but these protesters, how are they not like the Tea Party?”

"It wasn't a trash can, it was chairs and Molotov cocktails and it was a Whole Foods," Beck said, referencing the violence and damage in Oakland. "Are you cool with that? Are you down with that? I know it's not a Starbucks, but are you cool with a Whole Foods getting a chair through the window?"

Meanwhile, police in Oakland said no arrests have been made after a car struck two pedestrians during the massive demonstration, also a topic of discussion on Beck's program.

Witnesses said the driver of a silver Mercedes had a green light but that his path was blocked by a crowd of protesters flooding the streets. Accounts differed as to whether he appeared to purposely accelerate into the crowd in frustration or was provoked by swarming demonstrators pounding on his car.

Two protesters, a man and a woman, were taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening leg and ankle injuries, BART Police Deputy Chief Daniel Hartwig told the San Francisco Chronicle.

BART police detained the driver on the scene for a short time for questioning before releasing him, prompting outrage from demonstrators who had surrounded his car and screamed at him. They then turned on the police, chanting "Bullsh*t! Bullsh*t!"

The matter has been turned over to the Oakland Police Department for additional investigation, Hartwig said.

"It was a pretty volatile situation," he said. "There is no arrest at this time, but that doesn't mean there won't be if there's a need for an arrest."

Still images of the collision, which was captured on video, show the progression of events.

The following video, posted to YouTube, more clearly shows protesters hitting the car:

Additional video posted only shows protesters reacting angrily to the incident, shouting at the driver and at police. Content warning -- strong language.

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