OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) — Protests in Oakland have become violent on Friday night, according to the Oakland Police Department, as they say bottles, cans, and more have been thrown at officers near the 1500 block of Harrison.
BART officials also announced that the station at 12th Street and City Center are closed Friday night ‘due to civil unrest.’
This is the third straight night of demonstrations planned in Oakland, according to the Oakland Police Department.
This after officials announced Wednesday that no police officers would be charged directly for Breonna Taylor’s death in Louisville, Kentucky.
OPD says streets and roadways may be affected due to the demonstrations. You can keep an eye on current traffic conditions by clicking here.
San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland have also seen demonstrations following the announcement.
On Thursday, protesters took over the Bay Bridge and shut down all lanes on I-80.
Taylor’s death, alongside that of George Floyd, a Black man who died in May after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck, helped spark a nationwide wave of protests demanding racial justice and an end to the use of excessive force by law enforcement.
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