Protests

Protesters in Berkeley face off with police in riot gear. (KCBS)

Comments Overheard From Angry Berkeley Residents About Police Using Batons, Tear Gas During #BlackLivesMatter Protests

“When did the people of Berkeley decide it was okay for the police to make our streets look like Beirut,” asked one man.

12/18/2014

(Public Instagram account of @thefembug)

Noose Found Hanging From Tree In Oakland’s Frank Ogawa Plaza; Likely Related To #BlackLivesMatter Movement

Oakland police are investigating a report of a noose found on a tree in Frank Ogawa Plaza on Tuesday.

12/18/2014

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Oakland Police Say They Did Not Know About Undercover CHP Officers At Demonstrations

akland police said they were not told that plainclothes officers from the California Highway Patrol were in the crowd last Wednesday night when one of them drew his gun on a group of surging protesters.

12/18/2014

(CBS SF)

Black Reporter, Police Lieutenant Open Up About Being Called ‘Sellouts’ By Police Brutality Protesters In Oakland, San Francisco

A local reporter who’s been covering the Bay Area protests against police brutality opens up about something she was shocked to hear from other people of color.

12/18/2014

Protesters at the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland on December 15, 2014. (Doug Sovern / CBS)

Students From Oakland High Schools Walk Out Over Police Killings Of Michael Brown, Eric Garner

At least two Oakland high schools staged a walkout over police killings of unarmed black men and are rallying at the Fruitvale BART station Monday afternoon, organizers said.

12/15/2014

Protesters block Broadway St. in Oakland, December 15, 2014. (Holly Quan/CBS)

#BlackLivesMatter Protesters Block Entrance To Oakland Police Headquarters; 25 Arrested

Police arrested 25 protesters Monday morning who chained themselves to the Oakland Police Department headquarters and shut down nearby streets to call for the end of police killings of unarmed black people.

12/15/2014

An undated photo of Michael Brown, Jr. who was killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 9. (CBS)

Michael Brown’s Father Speaks In San Francisco During Weekend Of Mass Protest

The father of the young unarmed black man killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri this summer was in San Francisco Sunday as part of a city-to-city speaking tour across the country.

12/15/2014

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Plainclothes CHP Officer Who Pulled Gun On Oakland Protesters Remains On Active Duty

A CHP officer who pulled his gun on protesters in Oakland Wednesday night is still on active duty and his supervisor says it doesn’t appear that the officer did anything wrong.

12/12/2014

California Highway Patrol officers confront protesters who were blocking interstate 80 during a demonstration over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: The New Normal For Bay Area Protests

Another freeway was shut down, dumpsters were burned and more stores were looted Tuesday night in Berkeley and Oakland as protests in the Bay Area continue. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses the changing nature of protests and how they are being handled by politicians.

12/10/2014

A demonstrator wears a mask during a protest inside the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Civic Center station on August 15, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Hacker Group Anonymous Claims Credit For Oakland, OPD Website Shutdowns

The city of Oakland and the Oakland Police Department websites have been out intermittently since Tuesday night and the hacker group Anonymous is taking responsibility.

12/10/2014

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