Second Night of Berkeley Protest Turns Violent Again

Dec 8, 2014 9:20 AM

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - A second straight night of protests in Berkeley over police killings in Missouri and New York led to at least five arrests and left two officers with minor injuries.

Demonstrators vandalized businesses and even fought with each other. CHP officers fired tear gas after protesters targeted them with rocks and bottles and tried to light a patrol vehicle on fire.

Officials said the protest began peacefully on the UC Berkeley campus but eventually grew rowdy and spilled into Oakland. Activists made their way onto a freeway and blocked traffic.

The unrest that marked protests Saturday night was touched off again as someone smashed the window of a Radio Shack. When a protester tried to stop growing vandalism, he was hit with a hammer.


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