One bystander was killed, one was permanently blinded, and many others were hurt when police forces used lethal buckshot to corral demonstrators in at the park, newly created on UC Berkeley land, 50 years ago today.
Dozens of protests in support of civil rights, the student movement in France, the Black Panther movement and against the UC Regents set the stage for the creation of the Southside Berkeley park.
'One day, one night: The fuse that lit the Battles of Berkeley' is a 12,000-word oral history crafted by Frances Dinkelspiel that tells a story through the voices of those who were there.
A few hundred people braved the smoky air to protest Thursday evening.
Members of Rise Above Movement trained in military-like tactics before coming to Berkeley. They later bragged on social media about hitting people and stealing Yvette Felarca's banner.
The four men are all associated with the Rise Above Movement (RAM), which officials described as a “militant white-supremacist organization based in Southern California.”
The Nov. 11-18 week aims to highlight the prevalence of hate crimes and bring communities together to speak out against hate.
A college professor charged with four counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon has taken a deal resulting in three years of probation, court records reveal.
Nearly a year after protesters last clashed on the streets of Berkeley, groups on the left and right returned Sunday ready for confrontation.
Hundreds of protesters marched through Berkeley streets, but police stopped them from getting to Civic Center Park on Sunday. There had been 20 arrests as of about 6 p.m.
Bay Area activists are gearing up for what could be a large "Stop the hate" rally and march Sunday in Berkeley. Whether anyone will show up to oppose that message is unknown.
Berkeley protesters joined groups around the Bay Area and the U.S. demanding the reunification of families separated at the border.
"It's been over a year of this," one of the defendants told Berkeleyside on Monday afternoon. "It was intense. We're all just ready to move on with our lives."