Due to protest activities, the Davis Police Department has closed off the Interstate 80 eastbound and westbound off-ramps to Richards Boulevard and Olive Drive.
The protesters held a walkout at 1:30 p.m. on campus. According to the Facebook event page, they are protesting to bring awareness to the death of Freddie Gray and the current Baltimore protests. They join several other statewide and nationwide protests.
Starting with approximately 50 people, the protest has grown to around 100.
At about 3 p.m. protesters gathered around Davis City Hall on Russell Blvd, holding posters with slogans such as “The whole system is guilty. No more killer cops,” and “No Justice, no peace, no racist Police.”
Officials say they are monitoring the situation and there may be more off-ramp closures near Highway 113.
Photo by Brendan Chang.