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Police arrest pro-Palestinian demonstrators who occupied UC Berkeley building


Police on Thursday night arrested at least a dozen people who occupied an abandoned building on the UC Berkeley campus as part of a protest in support of Palestinians during the ongoing conflict in Gaza.

By 7:15 p.m., 12 people had been arrested at the site, according to UC Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof.

Police from multiple agencies arrived at the empty building, at the corner of Channing Way and Bodwitch Street, about 1 block from People’s Park, around 6:15 p.m. and gave orders for the protesters to disperse.

The structure, owned by the university, is one of several buildings that make up the former Anna Head School complex, the site of a now-closed girls school. On Wednesday, protesters occupied one of the buildings, which was  badly damaged in a fire in 2022 and was boarded up.

“This is not nonviolent civil disobedience. The suspects are trespassing and vandalizing an unsafe, boarded-up, fire-damaged building next to People’s Park,” Mogulof said in an email Thursday, reiterating remarks made Wednesday.

This is a developing story. 

 

 

 

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment

      

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