More than 150 detained in California as police killing protests reignite

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Some 150 people have been arrested in California as protests spilled into a third night, after decisions not to charge white police officers for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner prompted outcries about the use of force on minorities.

Protests in Berkley involved more than a thousand people, several hundred of whom stormed a major California freeway on Monday night, blocking it off and holding traffic up.

California Highway Patrol officers began arresting scores of protesters around 11:30 pm, reported the San Francisco Chronicle.

Protesters had been throwing rocks and other projectiles at officers, California Highway Patrol spokesman Daniel Hill told Reuters. The arrests were predominantly made for obstruction.

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