Occupy Cal encampment cleared from school's Sproul Plaza
Officers from the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department, as well as the Emeryville, Oakland, Union City and Newark police departments, were involved in the 3:30 a.m. operation, said Lt. Alex Yao, a spokesman for the university’s police department.
“The operation commenced peacefully and without resistance,” Yao said. “The great majority of the demonstrators left voluntarily.”
Two people voluntarily submitted to arrest for illegal lodging and failure to disperse, he said.
The plaza was being cleaned and readied for normal use, Yao said.
-- Sam Quinones
Photo: D.J. App sweeps the Occupy Cal campsite in Sproul Plaza on the campus of UC Berkeley Wednesday. Photo: Beck Diefenbach / Associated Press