Hundreds of protesters blocked Interstate 80 in Berkeley Monday night in the latest demonstration over the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown during confrontations with police. Monday’s protest was the third in as many nights.
Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates said he wants the people who are causing widespread violence during protests in his city to “take off their masks and show us who you really are.”
Eight people were arrested and two California Highway Patrol officers were injured in Oakland during Sunday protests over the failure of a New York grand jury to indict a white officer in the death of an unarmed black man.
Video footage shows the moment a protester was assaulted with a hammer while trying stop other protesters from looting a Radio Shack on Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley Sunday night.
Berkeley police are reporting that the protest Sunday night and earlier Monday morning over the failure of a New York grand jury to indict a white officer in the death of an unarmed black man has ended.
Protesters marched in Berkeley Sunday evening following a night of violent clashes between police and demonstrators Saturday night.
Police on Sunday morning said six people were arrested during an overnight protest that turned violent in Berkeley.
Protests were held in San Francisco and Oakland for a third straight night in response to a New York City grand jury’s decision to not indict a police officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man.
Hundreds of UC Berkeley students walked out of classrooms Monday to march in protest of planned tuition hikes.
CA Police Departments Brace For Large Demonstrations After Grand Jury Decision In Michael Brown Case
Police departments in California and across the country are bracing for large demonstrations when a grand jury decides whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri last August.