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500 take to streets

The Associated Press
Monday October 16, 2000

BERKELEY — Berkeley police had their hands full after a mob of about 500 people broke store windows and looted several businesses on a busy street near the University of California, Berkeley. 

The break-ins occurred Saturday night after several people were refused admission to a party near the university. 

The dejected partiers made their way down Telegraph Avenue breaking windows and stealing from at least eight stores including an athletic goods shop, a record store and a Gap clothing store. Police arrested four juveniles for looting, while hundreds of others ran off into the night.