- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say two men were arrested for assaulting two city staff members at a San Francisco Bay Area city council meeting about rising rents.

KNTV reports (https://bit.ly/1WCq66G ) Thursday that an officer was bruised and the interim assistant city manager was hospitalized for his injuries. His condition was not immediately available Thursday.

The special meeting Wednesday night at Alameda City Hall got heated when renters who said they felt locked out of the dialogue tried to force their way into the room.

The names and ages of the men who were arrested were not released.

After all the chaos, the council voted unanimously early Thursday for a 65-day moratorium on no-fault evictions and rent increases above 8 percent within the last year. Additional ordinances protecting renters are being developed, the station reports.


Information from: KNTV-TV.

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