Updated: Protesters continue marching around Berkeley

Bay City News and Planet
Wednesday December 10, 2014 - 06:19:00 PM

The Ashby BART station has been closed due to a protest march in Berkeley tonight, according to BART officials.  

A group of around 150 protestors marched from Bancroft Street and Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley this evening around 7 p.m. at that time on the University of California at Berkeley campus. At 8:35 Berkeley Police reported 150 marchers going west on Dwight from Benvenue, the south side of People's Park. At 9:02 they were spotted going south on Shattuck from Russell, a few blocks from the Ashby BART station.  

Social media reports indicate the marchers entered Wheeler Hall on campus, where a talk by entrepreneur and venture capitalist Peter Thiel is in progress.  

Tonight's march is the fifth in as many days, and follows on a well-organized and peaceful protest in Berkeley earlier this afternoon led by Berkeley High School students.