Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Oscar Grant protests continue into the night

As of now, the police are still chasing people through the streets of downtown Oakland. Of course, the cops pulled one of their ridiculous "crowd control" strategies by closing the Fruitvale BART station during the protest, right before rush hour so that more people couldn't arrive. Then there was a breakaway march from the main rally that turned militant – cops fired tear gas, protesters smashed cars and laid face down in the middle of the street to show how Grant was shot – there’s a slideshow and video footage from corporate KTVU, a Fox affiliate. Unfortunately the footage may not bode well for people who may be charged with protest-related crimes, but it is still inspiring.

1 comment:

Hilary Goldberg said...

definitely inspiring and inspired...