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Chained protesters block Highway 17 in Santa Clara County, March 3, 2015. (Caltrans)

Police Use Jackhammers To Break Up Chained Student Protesters Blocking Highway 1

Police arrested six protesters from the University of California, Santa Cruz, who shut down State Route 1 for several hours by chaining themselves to bins filled with concrete placed in lanes.

03/03/2015

Police Face-off

Oakland Protests, Staffing Shortages Send Police Overtime Estimate To $30M

Oakland’s Police Chief says the city has spent $3-million on overtime for his officers covering protests, and the department could spend upwards of $30-million on overtime, despite budgeting just $15-million for this fiscal year.

02/24/2015

Karl Rove (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Protest Brewing Over Karl Rove Appearance At Event Hosted By East Bay Leadership Council

Decrying the former deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush as a “war criminal” who defends torture, protesters are planning to gather in front of a Concord hotel tonight where Karl Rove is scheduled to speak.

01/22/2015

Protesters at Libby Schaaf Home

Oakland Mayor Schaaf: MLK Day Protests Outside Her Home Were ‘Legitimate’

A day after protesters staged a pre-dawn demonstration outside of newly inaugurated Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s home on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the mayor responded Tuesday by saying their complaints are legitimate.

01/21/2015

SM bridge, MLK Day protests, Protesters block traffic on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, January 19, 2015. (Chris Fillipi/CBS)

San Mateo Bridge Reopens After Stanford Students Abandon Cars In Traffic For MLK Day Protest

Over 100 Stanford students and community members demonstrating against police brutality temporarily shut down the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge Monday afternoon, snarling the evening commute.

01/19/2015

Protestors carry signs during a Martin Luther King Jr. day demonstration on January 19, 2015 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Coliseum BART Station Reopens After Closure By Police Brutality Protesters Gathered For MLK Day March

A large crowd of protesters left Fruitvale BART station in Oakland Monday afternoon, police said.

01/19/2015

Protesters at Libby Schaaf Home

Oakland Protesters Stage Noisy Demonstration To ‘Wake Up The Mayor’ At Libby Schaaf’s House

Dozens of protesters demonstrated outside Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf’s home early Monday morning .

01/19/2015

Behold Monument Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Oakland Protest In Honor Of Martin Luther King Jr. Shut Down BART Station Temporarily

Demonstrators gathered at Frank Ogawa Plaza around 7 p.m. and have been marching through the streets since around 7:30 p.m., according to Oakland police.

01/18/2015

Protesters gather in front of the Eastmont Police Substation in Oakland.

Marches, Die-Ins, Protests, Demonstrations Across Oakland On Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Weekend

About a hundred protesters were on the move in East Oakland Saturday evening after a day of planned and spontaneous demonstrations around the city for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.

01/17/2015

West Oakland BART protests (Julia Carrie Wong )

WHEN AND WHERE: More BART, Traffic Disruptions Planned During #MLKShutItDown Weekend

It’s the calm after the spoon-banging storm that shut down three San Francisco BART stations Friday morning, but it won’t last for long.

01/16/2015

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