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.
We’re keeping track of Black Lives Matter protests happening in Berkeley. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to submit ones not included here.
McBride spoke to Berkeleyside about reasons for hope, Berkeley’s role and what can be done to effect meaningful change.
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Berkeley called off its emergency curfew on Thursday afternoon following two relatively quiet nights in the city, authorities report.
“The collective knees on so many necks have finally given way,” Councilmember Ben Bartlett said during the meeting, recounting his childhood with Black Panthers, and the Rodney King riots.
What are your ideas about how to heal the divisions that are playing out in protests against systemic racism around the nation? How can Berkeleyside help?
In a 5-4 decision, the Berkeley City Council voted to extend an emergency curfew in the city through Friday morning after an emotional three-hour discussion that didn’t end until 12:20 a.m. Wednesday.
Update: A Berkeley City Council majority voted early Wednesday morning to extend the city’s curfew to Friday morning but pushed the curfew start time to 9 p.m.