USA Today, “Berkeley, Calif., protest gets violent for second night,” December 8, 2014

Berkeley, Calif., protest gets violent for second night
Jessica Guynn and Laura Mandaro, USA Today, December 8, 2014

On Saturday evening, what started as a peaceful demonstration over the chokehold death of Eric Garner in New York and shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., ended with looting and damage at several Berkeley businesses after a small group split off from a swell of about 400 peaceful protesters.

The San Francisco Bay Area was home to months of sometimes violent protests linked to the Occupy movement in 2011. Individuals calling themselves anarchists were a frequent component of the Occupy protests.

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