Photos released of UC Berkeley riot suspects

(KRON) — Police are asking for the public’s help to identify five suspects who were photographed during a riot at a University of California Berkeley campus event last month.

The UC Police Department released images of the five suspects on Tuesday.

Police wrote, “On 2/26/24, a riot ensued at a campus event hosted by a Jewish student organization at the Zellerbach Playhouse.  Members of the crowd forced their way into the building, injured guests and police officers, and caused property damage. Two incidents were classified as hate crimes.”

The University of California Police Department is trying to identify this person following a riot on campus. (UCPD photo)
The University of California Police Department is trying to identify this person following a riot on campus. (UCPD photo)
The University of California Police Department is trying to identify this person following a riot on campus. (UCPD photo)
The University of California Police Department is trying to identify this person following a riot on campus. (UCPD photo)
The University of California Police Department is trying to identify this person following a riot on campus. (UCPD photo)
The University of California Police Department is trying to identify this person following a riot on campus. (UCPD photo)

Police said they are requesting assistance from the public to identify specific people who investigators believe committed criminal acts during the event.

Anyone able to identify any of the people in the images should contact UCPD Detective Thomsen at 510-642-1606, or email j.thomsen@berkeley.edu.

The University of California Police Department is trying to identify this person following a riot on campus. (UCPD photo)
The University of California Police Department is trying to identify this person following a riot on campus. (UCPD photo)
The University of California Police Department is trying to identify this person following a riot on campus. (UCPD photo)
The University of California Police Department is trying to identify this person following a riot on campus. (UCPD photo)

University Chancellor Carol Christ said on February 26 protestors turned violent when they broke into a campus building to stop an event featuring a speaker from Israel. A crowd of 200 protesters surrounded the building.

University leaders slammed the protest as “unacceptable.” The protest was organized on social media by a group demanding an end to the war in Gaza.

“The other night was harassment, violence and overt antisemitism,” said Tyler Gregory, CEO of the Jewish Community Relations Council Bay Area. “I think there are a lot of Jewish students who are feeling alienated.”

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