News crews attacked during San Francisco police protest

Posted at 11:50 AM, Jul 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-16 14:50:53-04

San Francisco police say they arrested three people after a news crew was attacked covering a protest in the city and Oakland police reported that 50 demonstrators briefly shutdown a freeway Friday night.

San Francisco police say protesters demonstrating in the city's Mission District attacked the news crew Friday at about 9:30 p.m. after it refused demands to stop filming. An SFPD spokesman said none of the KTVU crew suffered serious injury and police aren't sure the reason for the demonstration.

Several small fired were started in the street and quickly extinguished by police.

Oakland Police reported that protesters at an unrelated demonstration briefly blocked Interstate 980 at around 6:15 p.m., but no arrests were made. The demonstrators were protesting recent fatal police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota.