BERKELEY (CBS SF) — A woman went into labor while stuck in the traffic jam created by protesters blocking Interstate 80 in Berkeley Monday night.
The woman was stuck on I-80 near the Ashby Avenue exit around 9:30 Monday as protests erupted in Berkeley for a third straight night.
“I have a female stuck in traffic, she’s going to be in a beige Tahoe,” said an emergency dispatcher.
Fire crews were able to locate the woman get her safely to the hospital where she later gave birth to an 8-pound baby girl.
Alta Bates Summit Medical center officials told KCBS that Adriana Torres delivered baby Camilla 2:05 a.m. Tuesday at the hospital’s Berkeley campus.
KPIX 5 reported late Monday that two other men were also taken to the hospital from the scene, one had suffered a stroke while the other experienced a heart attack.
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The California Highway Patrol says 150 activists were arrested as about 1,5oo people marchedfrom downtown berkeley and attempted to disrupt local transportation. Police said of the nine people arrested in the “relatively peaceful” protest Monday night, one is a juvenile.
The protesters also blocked an Amtrak train and prompted a closure of the Downtown Berkeley BART station.
Monday’s march was organized in part by the group, By Any Means Necessary. Boisterous and growing crowds paused in front of dorms on UC’s campus as they called for students to join them and get out of the dorms and into the streets.
Berkeley police spokeswoman Jennifer Coats she is unaware of any looting or damage to property in the city. She also said there are no reports of injuries to Berkeley police officers or community members.
The protest is the latest in a series of demonstrations around the nation over grand jury decisions not to prosecute police officers in the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and the chokehold death of Eric Garner in New York City. Many of the protesters carried signs that said “I can’t breathe,” a reference to Garner’s final words.
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