The students claim they were trying to raise awareness of police brutality which you’ll find very ironic if you watch this video.

The Daily Californian has more.

Students block Sather Gate to protest police brutality, express campus climate concerns

A group of about 50 students and some community members gathered at Sather Gate on Tuesday, protesting police brutality and what they called a hostile campus atmosphere for the underrepresented minority population.

Initially led by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, the protest was organized as part of a series of coordinated responses nationwide to police brutality. According to Rafael Malik, a member of the network that organized the event, the protest was meant to drum up support for the cause on campus. After Malik and other members of the network left the protest, a diverse group of students continued protesting through the afternoon.