Protesters injure police officer in Berkeley

Dec 7, 2014 10:32 AM by News Staff

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a protest in Berkeley over the killings by police of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York turned violent when masked protesters smashed windows and threw objects at police.

Officer Jenn Coats, a spokeswoman for the Berkeley Police Department, said one officer sustained minor injuries Saturday evening after some of the protesters threw rocks and other projectiles at police.

She said several businesses on University Avenue were looted and damaged during the march.

KCBS reports tear gas and smoke bombs broke up the crowd, while police closed two Bay Area Rapid Transit commuter train stations along the protest route.

There have been no reports of any arrests.

Protesters had planned to march from the University of California, Berkeley campus to Oakland's Civic Center.

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