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4 to 5 arrests at Berkeley protests for conservative speaker

Sarah Roark, 44, left, arrested by the Berkeley Police Department for  carrying a banned...
Sarah Roark, 44, left, arrested by the Berkeley Police Department for carrying a banned weapon. Hannah Benjamin, 20, was arrested for battery on a police officer and carrying a banned weapon. Berkeley Police Department photos.(KOLO)
Published: Sep. 15, 2017 at 8:19 AM CDT
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University of California, Berkeley police say there have been four to five arrests related to protests in Berkeley, all on city property.

Hundreds protested outside a speech by former Breitbart editor Ben Shapiro.

University spokesman Dan Mogulof called Thursday's Shapiro speech "a successful event" and says the university is committed to hosting speakers like Shapiro in the future.

Hundreds of protesters remain on city streets, though the event has wrapped up.

A least three were arrested for carrying a banned weapon.

Berkeley police say 29-year-old Michael Paul Sullivan of Hayward was arrested, along with 44-year-old Sarah Roark and 20-year-old Hannah Benjamin. Benjamin is also accused of battery on a police officer.