More Than 40 Arrested in Oakland as Protesters Block Freeway, Set Fires
Hundreds of people marched through downtown Oakland, blocked traffic on Interstate 580 and broke windows and set small fires during a night of protests over a grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson, Missouri police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said early Tuesday that more than 40 people had been arrested, but that no serious injuries were reported .
At one point, protesters marched onto westbound Interstate 580, bringing traffic to a standstill before climbing the center divider and stopping cars in the eastbound direction. An Oakland police spokeswoman confirmed around 9:45 p.m. that officers were arrestingf people who had walked onto the freeway.