Friday, February 26, 2010

Protest/Riot at Cal?! Bummer... : (

Given that I'm heading back to work in less than 2 weeks, news like this really upsets me. : (

Rioters Clash with Police in Streets South of UC Berkeley Streets

The Daily Californian
Friday, February 26, 2010
A crowd of more than 200 people swarmed the streets of Southside in a riot involving six law enforcement agencies, runaway dumpsters, flaming trash cans, shattered windows and violent clashes between rioters and police.

What began as a dance party on Upper Sproul Plaza led to an occupation of Durant Hall at around 11:15 p.m. to raise support for Thursday's statewide protest in support of public education. The occupation evolved into a riot that formed at the intersection of Durant and Telegraph avenues at about 1:45 a.m.

Officers from UCPD, Oakland, BART and the California Highway Patrol, in addition to all but four Berkeley Police Department officers on duty that night, responded to the scene, according to Berkeley police Dispatcher Rayna Johnson.

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