A group of activists believes that the proliferation of 4G and 5G sites will increase radiation output and increase cancer cases. Widely accepted science does not back them up.
If adopted, a new proposal would make it harder to order curfews in relation to protests, as was done in May.
Berkeley police are trying to identify at least five people who covered the front of the station with graffiti last week during a “defund the police” protest.
Protesters came to support a former employee who quit after she was told to remove a face mask that had “Black Lives Matter” printed on it.
The city of Berkeley painted the red and white mural. In early June, Berkeley High students painted Black Lives Matter in giant yellow letters on Allston Way.
No arrests have been made in connection with the graffiti which BPD said would be cleaned up on Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.”