Wheeler Hall remains closed as protests continue

Protesters outside Wheeler Hall

Protesters outside Wheeler Hall. (Steve McConnell / NewsCenter)

BERKELEY — Approximately 200 protesters are continuing to demonstrate on the south side of campus in the area around Wheeler Hall. The building is occupied by protesters and it remains locked.

All classes at Wheeler are suspended until further notice and employees who work in Wheeler Hall are advised that they should plan on not being able to enter the building for the remainder of the work day. Employees should confirm alternative work arrangements with their supervisor, as possible. Instructors who teach in Wheeler Hall are being contacted by e-mail.

Fire alarms have been intentionally set off in several buildings including Barrows, Dwinelle, and Sproul Hall. The fire department is verifying that these are false alarms and will allow people to reenter buildings when it is safe to do so.

The safety of our campus community, including those involved in this protest, is an utmost priority of our police as they work to resolve the situation.

Thank you to all members of the campus community for your continued patience in this matter. Please check for updates throughout the day on the Berkeley home page.