There were about two dozen arrests early Wednesday morning at San Francisco City Hall, following a sit-in at the entrance of Mayor Ed Lee’s office by supporters of City College of San Francisco.
After a marathon meeting that ended early Wednesday morning, the Oakland City Council voted to approve the first step to banning protestors from bringing “tools of violence” to demonstrations.
A City Council meeting was brought to a standstill in Richmond on Tuesday night when raucous protesters had to be escorted out by police, a councilman said.
Oakland Interim Police Chief Sean Whent said the department made mistakes in the handling of the initial protest the night of the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.
Outgoing Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was confirmed Thursday as the next president of the University of California amid protests both outside and inside the meeting.
The Oakland Police Department released photos and video surveillance footage of individuals responsible for acts of vandalism in Oakland during protests against the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin shooting case in Florida.
Oakland police Chief Sean Whent and Mayor Jean Quan pledged Wednesday that police will change their tactics in future protests to try to prevent the acts of violence that occurred in protests on recent nights.
A waiter at a Downtown Oakland restaurant who was assaulted when Monday’s protest over the Trayvon Martin case turned violent spoke to KPIX 5 about the attack.
Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent said Tuesday that Monday night’s protest against the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin shooting case spiraled out of control because a small group of violent people were involved.
One of several downtown buildings hit by vandals during Monday night’s protests in Oakland was Youth Radio, a non-profit that covers issues important to young people in the area.