Police made arrests as demonstrators marched in downtown Oakland against the city's new get-tough policy for monitoring street protests — the second such gathering in as many days.
Officers watched closely Sunday night as the protesters marched several blocks. About 100 to 150 people marched before organizers ended the event and then a group of 15 to 20 started another protest, spokeswoman Johnna A. Watson said.There were no reports of injury or vandalism Sunday, but four people were arrested and another 19 received citations, Watson said.
A night earlier, dozens of protesters were arrested or cited for ignoring police orders to disperse.
They turned out to oppose a new policy by the city's mayor to force protesters from the street to the sidewalk after Oakland experienced several violent demonstrations in the past year, The Oakland Tribune reported Sunday. Oakland has hosted rallies in the streets for years, but Mayor Libby Schaaf said the new policy is needed to combat damage to property and violence.