Dec 10, 2014 2:24 PM by News Staff
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - About 50 people angered at the killing of unarmed black men by white officers tried to shut down a federal building in Oakland, California, Wednesday morning.
Protesters blocked the front and back entrances to the building, but employees entered through side entrances. No arrests were reported at the peaceful demonstration.
Protesters chanted, "white silence equals violence - black lives matter."
On Tuesday, hundreds of protesters briefly blocked traffic on an Oakland-area highway, hurled objects at police and delayed metro and train services.
The crowd temporarily shut down Highway 24, which connects Berkeley to Oakland.
Witnesses told multiple media outlets that California Highway Patrol officers standing on a freeway overpass fired nonlethal projectiles to disperse the protesters below.
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