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Tue Apr 30 2002
Berkeley May Day: Police Provocation Disrupts Reclaim the Streets
Berkeley RTS Mayday celebration disrupted by police
4/30: A celebratory crowd gathered at Sproul Plaza and marched through downtown Berkeley, stopping on College Ave for an animated Maypole ritual. When the police abruptly ordered the gathering to disperse, the procession continued through the streets under heavy surveillance.

bpdwatches.jpgA man holding a camera was arrested when an undercover cop shoved him into the police line; a second person was taken into custody moments later. Police then roughly arrested a woman who had been spinning fire. All 3 were released at 1am with court dates for misdemeanors such as "interference with police" and "mischief.

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