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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Emeryville Police Department Notice to Residents

From the Emeryville Police Department:

Important message regarding recent protest activity in Emeryville
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 – Community Message 

The City of Emeryville wants to assure Emeryville residents and 
businesses that our Police Department and other City staff is 
prepared to address any disturbances that may arise from the 
continuing demonstrations that have recently occurred in the 


Yesterday evening, the advance of 1,000-1,500 demonstrators on 
I-80 was halted by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) at 
Powell Street in Emeryville.  CHP reports that over 150 
individuals involved in the confrontation on the freeway were 
arrested and moved off the freeway to a safe area behind the 
Powell Street Plaza where they were processed for transport to 
Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, while the freeway was reopened at 
approximately 9:58 pm.  

At this time, approximately 500 demonstrators moved to our 
City streets and Emeryville Police requested mutual aid and 
several agencies responded. The demonstration lasted from 
approximately 9:30 pm to midnight.  
At all times while in 
Emeryville, the crowd was generally peaceful and non-violent; 
however, from midnight on, there were a small handful of 
individuals who were spray painting buildings, throwing glass, 
overturning dumpsters and setting fire to dumpsters. 

 We hope that any future demonstrations remain peaceful. 

As is 
their mission, Emeryville Police will continue to facilitate the 
safe and peaceful movement of demonstrations in our City.  To 
aid our Police Department, the City asks that Emeryville 
businesses make sure to update their emergency contact card 
and be prepared in case of vandalism to have someone available 
to respond to secure your business.  Please contact Emeryville 
Police at 596-3700 for non-emergencies and 911 for emergencies.  

Emeryville Police will continue to work with other jurisdictions 
in the region to continue to keep this community safe and 
facilitate peaceful protest.

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