Police arrested five people and confiscated numerous weapons Thursday during demonstrations in Berkeley.
The Berkeley Police Department said the arrests were “part of a coordinated effort to manage large scale demonstrations in the downtown and South Campus neighborhoods and on the UC Berkeley campus.”
According to police, a few hundred people had peacefully gathered at the Civic Center Park, where speakers held a “Free Speech” rally.
“There were no reports of injuries nor any property damage,” police said in a statement.
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