‘You Failed Your City,’ Oakland Business Owner’s Sign Criticizes Lack Of Police Response To May Day Rioters
An Oakland business owner is criticizing police for not doing enough after rioters broke windows and set a car on fire on the Broadway Auto Row when Friday’s May Day protest turned violent.
A May Day protest and march through the streets of Downtown Oakland turned violent Friday evening, with some businesses and cars being vandalized.
Hundreds of people rallied and marched in San Francisco, calling for safe working conditions, fair pay, and an end to police brutality, state violence, immigrant deportation and displacement of low-income residents in the Mission District.
The symbolic move is intended to show disdain over the growing income disparity in Oakland which critics largely blame on the tech industry in Silicon Valley.
Labor activists across the Bay Area rallied Thursday to celebrate International Workers Day, taking the opportunity to champion causes from minimum wage hikes to immigration reform to development projects.
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.
A year to the day after he was arrested for throwing bricks at San Francisco police officers, a protester was sentenced Wednesday to two years in state prison for a felony assault charge, prosecutors said.
Oakland city officials are asking members of the public to submit video or photographic evidence of vandalism associated with recent protests.
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.