Several people were arrested in Oakland overnight as demonstrators took to the streets for a third night to protest George Zimmerman’s Florida acquittal in the killing of Trayvon Martin.
Blues, rock, and soul musician Lester Chambers was attacked during a performance in Hayward over the weekend after he dedicated a song to slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. A woman has been arrested in the attack.
Hundreds of protesters angry with the acquittal of a neighborhood watch volunteer for a fatal shooting in Florida marched through downtown Oakland on Monday night and police have called for mutual aid from other agencies.
More than 500 protesters marched city streets in Oakland for hours in a second night of protests after George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
Protesters that vandalized businesses in downtown Oakland Saturday night in a demonstration over Saturday’s verdict in the George Zimmerman trial “dishonored the memory” of the boy Zimmerman killed, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said Sunday.
Protesters of the George Zimmerman trial “not guilty” verdict swarmed the streets of Oakland and vandalized some buildings. In San Francisco hundreds marched in protest along Mission Street.
Activists were set to rally in Oakland Monday to mark the beginning of the Florida trial of George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer charged with second-degree murder for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last year.
Events were held across the country as parishioners showed up at their respective churches in hoodies on Sunday.