Milo Yiannopoulos, a Breitbart editor, was scheduled to have an event at the University of California at Berkeley on 2/1/2017. Protesters gathered to prevent the event from taking place. They were successful shutting down the event. They also were successful damaging stores and causing harm to others present around the location.
A man was beaten unconscious!!
There was only one suspect that was arrested the night of the riots.
Alameda County, CA Inmate Locator:
Edward Thomas Kuo has arraignment on 02/03/2017 at 9:00AM. (H/T) Katica
Edward Thomas Kuo, 19, was arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of remaining “in the place of a riot,” according to UCPD spokesperson Sgt. Sabrina Reich.
“We had given a dispersal order,” Reich alleged. “He remained in the area and was blocking the path of the police, who were trying to move a skirmish line along.”
Kuo is not affiliated with the campus, Reich said. According to online records from the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, Kuo was arrested about 8:40 p.m. and booked into Berkeley Jail about 12:20 a.m. His arraignment is scheduled for Friday at the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse in Oakland.
About 11:30 a.m. Thursday, UCPD arrested individuals who had allegedly assaulted members of the Berkeley College Republicans, the campus group that invited Yiannopoulos to speak at UC Berkeley. The two arrests were unrelated to the protests Wednesday night, according to Reich.
The two suspects, Devonte Gaskin and Sean Seuss, were arrested and booked to Berkeley Jail, Reich said. According to Reich, Gaskin, 28, is an Oakland resident and Seuss, 27, is a San Francisco resident. Neither Gaskin nor Seuss have an apparent affiliation with the campus.
It is odd that the police are calling the arrests of Devonte Gaskin and Sean Seuss an unrelated incident. How is it unrelated? They targeted members of the campus group who invited Milo Yiannopoulos.
ALL suspects mentioned above are not affiliated with the University of California at Berkeley.
At about 10 p.m., campus officials lifted the “shelter in place” order issued earlier in the evening and said Berkeley would be back to business as usual on Thursday. However, UCPD asked the community to be aware that protest activity was still occurring in the city of Berkeley and to avoid streets surrounding the campus.
The violence was instigated by a group of about 150 masked agitators who came onto campus and interrupted an otherwise non-violent protest.
The decision to cancel the event was made at about 6 p.m., and officers read several dispersal announcements to a crowd of more than 1,500 protesters who had gathered outside the student union, where Yiannopoulos was to speak. He immediately was escorted from the building and left campus.