9:51 p.m. Crowd continues to grow as police clear lawn
UC police are facing off against a crowd of about 1,000 demonstrators. Lots of police cars are driving up Telegraph Avenue. The lawn is cleared of people and tents.
9:42 p.m. Police rip down tents, order dispersal of crowd
Campus police have ripped down the tents and ordered all the protesters off the grass. Three men were led off in handcuffs. Protesters are chanting “Shame, shame, shame.”
9:35 p.m. Police move toward crowd to confront protesters
Three dozen officers in riot gear are surrounding the plaza. Some engaged in a brief tussle with a few protesters. Demonstrators are chanting, “Stop beating students.”
9:20 p.m. Crowd begins to form human wall around tents
More than 300 people have started forming a human wall, about three people deep. Stretching about 30 yards wide, the crowd is chanting, “Need more people” and “Join us.” They are protecting the tents in front of Sproul Hall. No police have moved toward the group.