May Day Protests
As many as a thousand protesters marched from San Francisco’s Mission District to Civic Center Plaza Wednesday afternoon to call for immigration reform as part of several May Day rallies in the Bay Area.
Oakland city officials are asking members of the public to submit video or photographic evidence of vandalism associated with recent protests.
Mayor Jean Quan is pleased with the police department’s new strategy in de-escalating protest crowds and says it resulted in less vandalism and arrests during Tuesday’s May Day demonstrations.
It promises to be a working weekend for Oakland city leaders who now have until Monday from a federal judge who says they’re taking too long to present an internal affairs investigation dealing with police misconduct.
A grassroots effort to help Mission District businesses vandalized by a group that broke away from a protest march on Monday has raised more $7,000 in less than a week.
San Francisco prosecutors plan to file charges against five people arrested in the takeover of a vacant building during May Day protests.
Oakland’s police chief and mayor watched from a command center downtown as the events of the May Day protests unfolded in real time a few blocks away, thanks to streaming video cameras carried by several police officers and live webcam feeds posted online by the demonstrators themselves.
San Francisco-based Wells Fargo on Wednesday announced it was donating $25,000 to help small businesses in the city’s Mission District rebuild after protesters vandalized more than 20 businesses in the neighborhood on Monday.
While damage wasn’t as extensive compared to previous protests, businesses in downtown Oakland were once again trying to recover Wednesday following May Day demonstrations.
Large protests in Oakland on Tuesday to mark May Day were mostly peaceful but 39 people were arrested, city of Oakland officials said Wednesday.