Live Blog of UC Berkeley Protests

"Protesters at 11 a.m. block the entrance to the university at Sather Gate. "

12:42 p.m.

The crowd has just begun to march south on Telegraph Avenue to join other protesters at a rally being held in Downtown Oakland.

Currently, hundreds of high school students have gathered in front of the Oakland City Hall to speak on behalf of the protest.

12:31 p.m.

Other Southside businesses are not faring too well either.

Subway Manager Rigoberto Alonso said the sandwich shop is also taking a loss today.

12:15 p.m.

Ro Rabelo, owner of the Desi Dog hot dog truck that typically sets up shop near the intersection, said he’s only made $2 today despite the huge crowd gathered around the truck.

“I’ll take the loss to support the cause,” he said.

12:19 a.m.

The number of protesters has swelled to about 800 as speakers address the crowd in preparation for the march to Oakland.

11:55 a.m.

Two individuals were throwing water balloons at the protesters. UCPD asked the individuals to stop.

The crowd at the intersection dispersed briefly to allow the buses to go through.

A group of 10 people from Tohoku University and Hosei University in Japan, among other locales, are protesting with students at UC Berkeley for international solidarity.

11:53 a.m.

About 400 people are demonstrating at the intersection of Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue singing “Don’t Stop Believing” by the band Journey.

11:48 a.m.

About 200 people are currently protesting and dancing at the intersection of Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue, blocking seven cars and two buses.

Protesters have moved away from Sather Gate and are marching towards the intersection.

11:42 a.m.

About 35 people are marching west from Boalt Hall on Bancroft Way and impeding traffic. One individual is carrying a sign, “Berkeley Law – We Object.” One police officer on a motorcycle is following the group and another police officer on a motorcycle is in front of the group.

11:40 a.m.

About 25 Boalt Hall School of Law students are rallying around Boalt Hall to gather people to go to Upper Sproul Plaza.

11:23 a.m.

About seven members from the Muslim Student Association are protesting at Sather Gate with other student groups including a Chicano group Mechxa de UCB.

11:16 a.m.

A group of individuals calling themselves SCAB (Strategic Counteractivism Brigade) are staging a mock protest in front of Sather Gate. The individuals are holding several signs, one of which reads, “Diversify Your Portfolio, Not Your Student Body,” and saying “I am compliant, please privatize me university.”

11:12 a.m.

An individual is waving a flag on top of Sather Gate.

11:09 a.m.

A midterm for L&S 140B was interrupted in Valley Life Sciences Building. Protesters are now heading toward Oxford Street.

11:05 a.m.

About 25 protesters have entered the main auditorium and smaller classrooms in the Valley Life Sciences Building.

11:03 a.m.

The fire alarm was activated in Wheeler Hall and people are exiting the building. At least five police officers are on scene.

The banner which reads, “Money For Jobs + Education, Not for War + Incarceration” has been hung up across Sather Gate.

Via Daily Cal


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