Police fired tear gas at hundreds of protesters in Oakland, California, after an alleged incident involving explosives being thrown at Highway Patrol officers.
Over on the West Coast the situation was markedly different, as a second night of protests in Berkeley marked a departure from the mood on the eastern seaboard. On Sunday night, someone smashed a window of a local Radio Shack store, which escalated the situation. According to Police Officer Jennifer Coats, one protester tried to stop the act of vandalism and received a hammer to the head. People were seen walking on the roads and blocking traffic in Oakland.READ MORE:Obama to meet cabinet to discuss Ferguson issueCountrywide protests have led to injuries and arrests, as the people took to the streets to oppose legal leniency toward white police officers who have killed unarmed black men and youths. The latest such incident involved a New York City officer putting a man in a fatal chokehold. A grand jury chose not to indict the white officer, leading to mass riots on the east coast.
At least a thousand people are marching down Telegraph towards the campus.pic. twitter. com / rzo6O7M8w5— LEFT(@ LeftSentThis)December 8,2014
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Protester in Northern Oakland hurls a tear gas canister back at California Highway Patrol.pic. twitter. com / 9d2YOJBhDV— Bill(@ DefendWallSt)December 8,2014