Breaking news from the UC campus. A trash can on Southside has been set ablaze! SOMEONE MUST PAY!
What began as an occupation of Durant Hall to raise support for next Thursday's statewide protest evolved into a riot involving 200 people, burning trash cans and at least one broken window near the South side of UC Berkeley early Friday morning.
Several protesters occupied Durant Hall in support of the statewide day of action on March 4, according to a statement given by Asaf Shalev, a spokesperson for the occupiers. Shalev is a former employee of The Daily Californian.
About 15 occupiers occupied the hall since around 11:15 p.m, according to Callie Maidhof, a student organizer and UC Berkeley graduate student. People appeared to be moving in and out of the building and some were on the roof.
Around 1:30 a.m., people appeared to be leaving the hall and marching to Upper Sproul Plaza. Protesters marched onto the intersection of Telegraph Ave. and Bancroft Way throwing over trash cans. One individual broke the window to Subway.
Police in riot gear and at least six police vehicles responded to the scene.
Police appear to have formed a line across Telegraph Ave. at Durant Ave. Protesters are dancing in the middle of Telegraph Ave. near Durant Ave., and appear to be moving closer to the police line at around 1:50 a.m.
A trash can appears to be on fire in front of Smart Alec's Intelligent Food restaurant.
RIP Telegraph trash can. You served our needs bravely for however long you were out there.
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