Hundreds join first night of protests in Berkeley

Footage from Berkeley Protest last night. (Video by Tom Goulding)

Hundreds of protestors marched in downtown Berkeley Saturday night, protesting the recent non-indictments of the police officers involved in the deaths of the Eric Garner and Michael Brown. The protestors started from University Ave., caused North Berkeley BART Station to close, and marched towards UC Berkeley. Violence erupted at Telegraph Ave. while making their way to downtown Berkeley, chanting verses ranging from “I can’t breathe” to “Don’t shoot” to “the system is corrupt.”

 

University Ave.

Protesters sit down in the intersection of University and MLK, stopping traffic for approximately 10 minutes as helicopters circled overhead. They then kept moving east on University. Police did not intervene. (Photo by Knowles Adkisson)

Protesters sit down in the intersection of University and MLK, stopping traffic for approximately 10 minutes as helicopters circled overhead. They then kept moving east on University. Police did not intervene. (Photo by Knowles Adkisson)

A Trader Joe's employee cleans up glass from a window broken by protesters at the store's location at University Street and Martin Luther King Blvd in Berkeley on Saturday. (Photo by Knowles Adkisson)

A Trader Joe’s employee cleans up glass from a window broken by protesters at the store’s location at University Street and Martin Luther King Blvd in Berkeley on Saturday. (Photo by Knowles Adkisson)

Crates tossed into  the street on University by protesters near the intersection with MLK. (Photo by Knowles Adkisson)

Crates tossed into the street on University by protesters near the intersection with MLK. (Photo by Knowles Adkisson)

 

Downtown Berkeley

Telegraph Ave.

Berkeley Police in riot gear and an armored vehicle marched up Telegraph Avenue near Ashby in South Berkeley toward protesters near the UC Berkeley campus. (Photo and caption by Kevin Hume)

Berkeley Police in riot gear and an armored vehicle marched up Telegraph Avenue near Ashby in South Berkeley toward protesters near the UC Berkeley campus. (Photo and caption by Kevin Hume)

Protestors and Berkeley Police on Telegraph Avenue. (Photo by Larry Zhou.)

Protestors and Berkeley Police on Telegraph Avenue. (Photo by Larry Zhou.)

Protestor yells during Berkeley protest. (Photo by Larry Zhou)

Protestor yells during Berkeley protest. (Photo by Larry Zhou)

Many affected by tear gas last night were not protestors, but Cal students who happened to be downtown on a Saturday night. (Photo by Jason Palodino)

Many affected by tear gas last night were not protestors, but Cal students who happened to be downtown on a Saturday                night. (Photo by Jason Palodino)

A protestor holds his hands up as Berkeley Police declare unlawful assembly and move in near Telegraph and Blake. (Photo and caption by Kevin Hume)

A protestor holds his hands up as Berkeley Police declare unlawful assembly and move in near Telegraph and Blake.                                (Photo and caption by Kevin Hume)

Protestors march on Telegraph and Dwight. (Photo by Josh Elmore)

Protestors march on Telegraph and Dwight. (Photo by Josh Elmore)

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