Oakland protesters block freeways, break windows

Nov 26, 2014 1:43 PM by News Staff

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Oakland police say 92 people were arrested as demonstrators vandalized businesses and blocked freeways in a second night of protests sparked by a Missouri grand jury's refusal to indict a white police officer in the shooting of a young black man.

The number arrested Tuesday more than doubled from the night before; 40 people were taken into custody Monday.

Protesters smashed windows at a car dealership, several eateries and a paint store in a two-block area about two miles from the heart of downtown Oakland. Police said they stole paint and splatted it in the streets and on businesses.

Hundreds protested Tuesday after a grand jury Monday declined to indict 28-year-old Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Protesters briefly closed parts of two interstates. Three police officers were injured Tuesday.

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