Update 3:15 p.m.:
Both BART stations have been reopened.
Update 3 p.m.:
Fruitvale and MacArthur stations are closed due to "civil disturbance."
Update, 2:19 p.m.:
According to a press statement from Oakland Police, this morning's crowed comprised between 150 and 200 people, including the dozen protesters who linked arms to block the intersection at Broadway and 7th streets, and who were ultimately arrested. One person climbed a flagpole to hang a Black Lives Matter flag.
At this point, 25 arrests have been made for various violations, mostly related to obstruction of a public building and obstruction of a police officer. "All buildings have been cleared of chains and protesters," an OPD spokeswoman writes.
A group of roughly a dozen anti-police brutality protesters have chained themselves
in front of the Oakland police headquarters, and have also blocked the Broadway entrance to northbound Interstate 80
, according to multiple reports.
Launched at around 7:45 am this morning, these are the latest in a series of direct actions to disrupt normal Bay Area life in the name of ending police killings of unarmed black men. Over the course of this week, protesters have blocked city streets, stood on freeways, and even staged a die-in on a set of train tracks
, halting an Amtrak train in Berkeley.