Stealing stuff from RadioShack… that will show the cops. Good job protestors. [Note the sarcasm]
A second night of protests in Berkeley and Oakland, California turned unruly as demonstrators vandalized businesses, walked onto a freeway and threw explosives at police officers.
Berkeley police Officer Jennifer Coats says Sunday evening’s protest began peacefully until two demonstrators smashed the window of a RadioShack.
She said a doctor who tried to stop the vandalism was injured when he tried to stop the looting and was struck with a hammer.
At least one business owner reported that his building had been vandalized with spray paint, Coats added.
Sunday’s demonstration, which started near the campus of UC Berkeley, was one of a few protests across the nation in response to the recent grand jury decisions not to indict the police officers responsible for killing African-American man Eric Garner in New York and black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
The protest started peacefully around 5pm, as a group of more than 200 demonstrators started marching from Berkeley towards Oakland. It’s estimated that the protest grew to between 200 to 500 people.