BERKELEY (CBS SF) — Protesters marched on the University of California, Berkeley campus and shut down a talk by PayPal co-founder and venture capitalist Peter Thiel Wednesday night.
A group of around 150 protesters marched from Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley this evening around 7 p.m.
The group entered the campus and shut down Thiel’s talk at Wheeler Hall.
The crowd greeted the protesters with a chant of “Go home!” but the event was ultimately shut down.
At least one arrest appeared to have occurred outside Wheeler Hall.
Since then the group has marched through city streets and into Oakland, and most recently gathered around 14th Street and Broadway.
The 12th Street and Lake Merritt BART stations in Oakland reopened after closing late Wednesday night due to civil disturbances.
The Ashby BART station was also closed Wednesday after a march began in Berkeley but has since reopened.
One Oakland police official, Lt. Chris Bolton, said on social media that officers are moving in to make stops and arrests where possible.
A few protesters have thrown rocks Wednesday evening, breaking windows on at least one business, a T-Mobile store.
Wednesday night’s march is the sixth in as many days. Protestors, marching in response to grand jury decisions in New York and Missouri declining to charge police offices in the deaths of two unarmed black men, have taken over East Bay freeways, shut down BART stations, damaged businesses and tied up traffic in Oakland, Emeryville and Berkeley multiple times this week.
Berkeley High School students on Wednesday afternoon also led a school walk out, march and die-in on the University of California at Berkeley campus.
Some protesters who took part in both events say they have been marching since around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
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