Oakland Police Call In Additional Support For Third Night Of Protests

CBS San Francisco

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Oakland police called in additional help from outside agencies to respond to continuing protests including more California Highway Patrol officers assigned to protecting freeway access, officials said Wednesday.

Protesters marched from Frank Ogawa Plaza Wednesday evening in the third such event this week, responding to a grand jury’s decision to not indict Ferguson, Missouri, Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9.

Police have arrested 135 people in the past 48 hours as a result of the protests on suspicion of charges including looting, vandalism, assault, failure to disperse, obstruction and obstructing a highway.

Oakland police said three officers were injured Tuesday night, and the California Highway Patrol said on Tuesday that protesters were throwing bottles and rocks at officers.

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Protesters have succeeded in blocking traffic on Interstate Highway 580 and Interstate Highway 980 two…

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