California police fire teargas at demonstrators after second night of protests in Berkeley turns violent

Protests have turned violent in Berkeley, California after demonstrators hit the streets for the second consecutive night to speak out against the chokehold death of Eric Garner in New York.

A crowd of 750 protesters swarmed freeway overpasses at two locations in Berkeley, near San Francisco, prompting police to move in to clear the roadways and handcuff some protesters.

Three officers and a technician were hurt and six people were arrested.

Some protesters hurled objects at police, who responded by firing gas, the California Highway Patrol’s Golden Gate division said on its Twitter feed.

It said demonstrators threw unspecified ‘explosives’ while protesters targeted them with rocks and bottles and tried to light a patrol vehicle on fire…

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Berkeley really should be burnt to the ground!

    • Pete_Brewster

      Shall we let the professors leave first? 🙂

  • Just a thought

    Handling violent thugs with kid gloves? Why did they have SWATT team snipers out for the tea party? Was it to take out anyone who dared to show his big gulp? Such hypocritical fools!

  • Alain

    Understand that in today’s world “protesters”/”demonstrators” is newspeak for criminal thugs. The so-called protests are well organised by enemies of the country who remain out of the spotlight with the criminal thugs being attracted to the spotlight like moths to a flame. This is yet another sign of the deadly decay of Western civilisation.

  • Petrilla

    Some reporter while watching the destruction of several stores, tried to say the protests were mostly peaceful. And she was there! Go to twitchy.com to see pictures of the destruction. My favourite story today was the Philly Chief of Police saying his officers were afraid of the community. Which community would that be I wonder, since there were hundreds of comments we weren’t allowed to see. Why is the once Great United States of America, and its once wonderful free and independent and outspoken citizens, now allowing itself the calamity of watching its own downfall? To be eaten by cancerous fear from the inside, to lose all its wondrousness, adventurous spirit, to lose all the dreams of generations who sacrificed to build it into one of the very few places on earth, where life would be better, because of its fear of being politically incorrect? I weep for my dear friend, the USA. I do not, however, lose all hope.

  • Xavier

    Not a single police officer gets up in the morning and says, “I think I’ll go destroy some property, get into a life threatening situation, and then try to maim or kill a few people”.

    But the protesters do exactly that.

  • mauser 98

    ….more Fergadishu

    “Columbia Law School is permitting students claiming to be impaired due
    to the emotional impact of recent non-indictments in the Michael Brown
    and Eric Garner matters to postpone taking their final exams,”

    http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/20411/

  • mauser 98

    Fergadishu update

  • Hard Little Machine

    Has UC Berkeley blamed this on the Jews yet?