A march organized by Berkeley High students began at Ashby BART and ended at Codornices Park.
Shayla Avery, 16, Ultraviolet Schneider-Dwyer, 17, and Hadassah Zenor-Davis, 16 — all new to organizing —orchestrated one of the largest protests in the city so far.
Neighbors have rallied in support and posted signs of affirmation that say “Black Climbers Matter.”
Officials have promised to overhaul what public safety looks like in Berkeley in response to protests that have resonated across the city and nation in recent weeks.
An Unapologetic Juneteenth takes place Saturday at Mosswood Park.
They are angered and disturbed by Police Chief Andy Greenwood’s comment that if police had no more access to tear gas, they might have to use firearms to respond to violent protesters.
Board member Ka’Dijah Brown emphasized that renaming of the schools is only a small step in the district’s work to address systemic racism.
The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to ban tear gas permanently and stop the police use of pepper spray and smoke during demonstrations that take place amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
A lively rally that saw protesters march from San Pablo Park to Berkeley High was described as peaceful and “awesome.”
The U.S. has never created a federal body to address the impact of slavery, and systemic racism in black communities.
Berkeley will be getting its own version of a Black Lives Matter street mural, probably on Milvia Street in front of City Hall, and likely completed this week.
There were at least five separate rallies Saturday in Berkeley, coming in the wake of a few last week. More are slated to happen over the next few days.