MASSIVE FIRE SHUTS LA FREEWAYS
3:48 a.m.: Officer Jennifer Coats, spokeswoman for the Berkeley Police, sent out a release at 3:37 a.m. saying five arrests had been made in connection with both the Saturday and Sunday demonstrations on various charges. She did not provide complete details. According to Coats, one of the arrested individuals damaged Trader Joe’s on Saturday using his skateboard. Another individual, she wrote, was responsible for throwing a heavy object on Saturday, injuring one Berkeley police officer. Both were arrested for offenses on Saturday and Sunday.According to Coats, two officers received minor injuries during Sunday night’s demonstrations.
Billy Parlay, owner of the Sandwich Spot on Shattuck, wrote to Berkeleyside that he put out a number of fires last night. He also criticized Jesse Arreguín, councilman for the downtown district, “for not prepping downtown.”
1:10 a.m.: Police appear to be trying to split the group that ha
s been walking south on Telegraph vandalizing stores and looting. Emilie Raguso reports that protesters are “wandering around” and that the numbers are dwindling. Any more updates will be via Twitter from now. Click #Berkeleyprotests to get latest news, or follow Berkeleyside directly.