Protestors Block Traffic on Bancroft in Berkeley

By Jeff Shuttleworth (BCN)
Tuesday November 15, 2011 - 03:38:00 PM

Hundreds of protesters blocked traffic on Bancroft Way near the University of California at Berkeley this afternoon.  

The protesters marched through campus and had filled the street at Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue at about 2:30 p.m.  

They carried signs, some reading "Make banks pay," and "Student power."  

Afterwards, the march moved on to downtown Berkeley. 

The protesters are part of the Occupy Cal movement, which drew about 2,000 University of California at Berkeley students and workers to a noon rally at Sproul Plaza today. 

The crowd is expected to be joined later today by Occupy Oakland protesters, who are scheduled to march from Frank Ogawa Plaza to the campus at 2:30 p.m. 

Occupy Cal protesters will hold a general assembly at 5 p.m., at which they are expected to decide whether to make another attempt to set up an encampment on campus.