Alameda Cty sheriff urges all residents to stay home to avoid civil unrest


The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning Sunday night for all county residents to stay home, given the civil unrest reported around the East Bay, particularly in Oakland and San Leandro, as well as parts of neighboring Contra Costa County.

“Unless personal travel is necessary, we are recommending residents stay home due to the high number of police actions,” according to the warning, which was shared on social media and via robocall to many East Bay numbers. “Currently there are multiple reports of large, mobile groups of rioters and looters traveling throughout the East Bay Area.”

The warning also said travel on highways and freeways may be difficult or restricted, as multiple road and freeway exit closures are anticipated in an effort to thwart the vandals and looters.


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